The Grinder premiered on FOX on September 29, 2015. How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? One, and his name is The Grinder. This series is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family's real law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. Dean Sanderson spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama "The Grinder." Now he's moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, Stewart, is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn't take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart's life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart's wife - and Dean's high school sweetheart - Debbie; their two kids, 15-year-old Lizzie and 13-year-old Ethan; and Dean and Stewart's father, the law firm's head, Dean Sanderson Sr. Dean and Stewart don't see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court... they make a formidable team. The Grinder is the story of two brothers, who took different paths, but meet again in the middle - for justice... sort of.