Rob Lowe Sitcom ‘The Grinder,’ Investigative Drama ‘Rosewood’ Picked Up by Fox

New series join “Scream Queens” and “The X-Files” reboot on network’s 2015-16 season

Last Updated: September 23, 2015 @ 6:51 PM

Rob Lowe sitcom “The Grinder” and investigative drama “Rosewood” starring Morris Chestnut have been picked up for the 2015-16 season on Fox, the network announced Thursday.

In “The Grinder,” Lowe plays an actor who played a lawyer on TV, who believes he can take over his family’s small town law firm when his series comes to an end. It’s written and executive produced by Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel. Nicholas Stoller is also an executive producer, while Jake Kasdan is also an EP and directed the pilot.

“Rosewood” follows Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, the top private pathologist in all of Miami. An optimist at heart, he butts heads with the cynical detective (Jaina Lee Ortiz) he’s often tasked with working alongside.

The two series are the latest to join Fox’s 2015-16 roster, following early pickups of Ryan Murphy‘s “Scream Queens” and an event series reboot of “The X-Files” featuring the return of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Full information about both new projects is below.

THE GRINDER (Twentieth Century Fox Television)

Format: Single-Cam comedy
EP/W: Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel
EP/NW: Nicholas Stoller
Director/EP: Jake Kasdan
Star/EP: Rob Lowe
Logline: Rob Lowe stars as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka “The Grinder”), with Fred Savage starring as his brother, Stewart. When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm.

CAST:

· Rob Lowe as Dean
· Fred Savage as Stewart
· Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie
· William Devane as Dean Sr.
· Hana Hayes as Lizzie

ROSEWOOD (Twentieth Century Fox Television)

EP/W: Todd Harthan
EP (N/W): Temple Hill Entertainment (Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen)
EP/D: Richard Shepard
Logline: This investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.

CAST:

· Morris Chestnut as Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
· Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa
· Gabrielle Dennis as Pippy
· Anna Konkle as TMI
· Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Bella

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