Fox Orders Full Season of Rob Lowe Comedy ‘The Grinder’

Rob Lowe and Fred Savage - The Grinder
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Rob Lowe and Fred Savage in 'The Grinder'

Case open: Fox has given a full season to freshman comedy The Grinder.

The network has ordered nine more episodes, bringing this season’s total to 22. Fox Entertainment president David Madden announced the pickup Tuesday.

The Grinder is the perfect combination of razor-sharp wit and relatable family dynamics—two hallmarks of successful comedies,”  Madden said in a statement. “The critics have embraced this original, fresh and funny show, and the talented cast—led by Rob Lowe and Fred Savage—have done such an incredible job infusing it with biting humor and heartfelt moments.”

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Stars Fred Savage and Rob Lowe

The Grinder returns Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8:30/7:30c with the episode “A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer),” featuring guest star Christina Applegate, who plays a former love interest of Dean (Rob Lowe).

Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Hana Hayes also star.

20th Century Fox TV is the studio behind the show; Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul created The Grinder. Mogel, Paul, Nicholas Stoller, Melvin Mar, Ben Wexler and Rob Lowe executive produce, while Jake Kasdan is both director and executive producer.

Fox had previously picked up additional scripts for both The Grinder and Grandfathered; no word yet on a Grandfathered pickup. [UPDATE: Fox announced Grandfathered‘s fate on Wednesday.]

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