AceShowbiz - FOX's new show "The Grinder" is amping up the celebrity cameo, hiring Carl Edwards to appear in a November episode. The NASCAR driver will play a character in the sitcom starring %cRob Lowe%.
The new series centers on Lowe's beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka "The Grinder"), with %cFred Savage% starring as his real-life lawyer 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.
Per THR, Edwards will enter the scene as a police deputy who pulls the pair over in the episode. No other details are released. "The Grinder" premiered Tuesday, September 29, at 8:30 P.M.
"After 'Parks and Recreation', I was looking to do something really specific and that was something that had Parks level of smart, cool-club comedy, but also had the potential to maybe become more than a cult hit. ... Out of the blue I was sent 'The Grinder' and at the opening of 'The Grinder', the first scene, where it's a very knowing, tongue-in-cheek, eviscerating parody of many of today's network hit dramas, I was like, 'I am in. I am so in'," Lowe told EW.