‘The Grinder’ Casting News: Maya Rudolph Gets Ready to Be a Therapist

Maya Rudolph
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Will Maya Rudolph be able to bring (some) peace to the Sanderson brothers?

The Saturday Night Live alum has signed on for a multi-episode arc on The Grinder, TV Insider has learned. She’ll play Jillian, Stewart’s (Fred Savage) therapist…and with Dean’s (Rob Lowe) renewed presence in his life, she’ll be vital. In fact, Stewart hopes that Jillian might be able to get Dean to understand Stewart—and his point of view—a bit better.

Rudolph’s first episode is slated to air in early February.

The Grinder returns Tuesday, Jan. 5 in its new 9:30/8:30c timeslot on Fox.

— Additional reporting by Rob Moynihan

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