Watch Rob Lowe, Maya Rudolph in Unusual Therapy Session on ‘The Grinder’ (Exclusive Video)

Show-within-a-show proves to require too much suspension of disbelief for new shrink character

“The Grinder” welcomes guest star Maya Rudolph, and her character isn’t quite so impressed with Rob Lowe‘s famous show-within-a-show.

In the comedy’s latest cold open (above), Lowe’s fictional lawyer, Mitch Grinder, is seen buried inside a confined space – which turns out to be a coffin, of course.

This time, Lowe’s actor character, Dean Sanderson, isn’t watching his own show with his family, but with Rudolph’s character Jillian, his therapist.

As Mitch Grinder punches his way out of his grave and then tears his shirt off while screaming at the sky, Jillian clearly can’t contain her skepticism anymore.

“The Grinder” airs Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c.

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