‘The Grinder’ Showrunner Greg Malins Departs Fox’s Rob Lowe Comedy

No replacement set yet for outgoing executive producer

Last Updated: August 24, 2015 @ 6:52 PM

Greg Malins has departed his post as showrunner of Fox comedy “The Grinder” starring Rob Lowe, TheWrap has learned.

Malins has an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the series’ producer.

“The Grinder” was created by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, who executive produce alongside Nicholas Stoller and Jake Kasdan. The series stars Lowe as an actor who plays a lawyer on TV. He returns to his hometown to work in his family law firm with his brother, who is played by Fred Savage.

No new showrunner has yet been named for the series.

“The Grinder” is one of two new comedies on Fox’s fall schedule, joining “Grandfathered,” with which it is paired on Tuesday nights. The series is set to premiere Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m., following the John Stamos comedy.

Malins’ exit follows the recent departures of showrunners at NBC’s “Chicago Med” as well as ABC series “The Catch” and “Blood & Oil.” All shows are freshman broadcast series set to premiere in the upcoming 2015-16 season.