Rob Lowe to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘The Grinder’

Jake Kasdan will direct the project with Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul and Nick Stoller producing

Last Updated: February 12, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

Rob Lowe has joined Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot “The Grinder,” the network announced on Thursday.

Jake Kasdan will direct the project with Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul and Nick Stoller producing.

Rob Lowe stars as TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (a.k.a. “The Grinder”). 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 to take over his family’s law firm.

From 20th Century Fox Television Studios, the half-hour show will be written by Mogel and Paul, the duo behind Fox’s short-lived animated comedy “Allen Gregory.”

Lowe is currently in production on Working Title TV and Bigballs Films’ “Apocalypse Slough” in London, and will be seen in “Monster Trucks,” being released by Paramount this Christmas.

Lowe may be best known for playing Sam Seaborn on NBC’s “The West Wing.” More recently, he played the quirky Chris Traeger on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

WME, Brillstein Entertainment and O’Melveny & Myers represent Lowe.