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Tony Winner Jason Alexander Joins Cast of FOX's THE GRINDER

FOX announced that Tony winning actor Jason Alexander will join the cast of the new comedy THE GRINDER.

According to the network, Alexander will portray CLIFF BEMIS, the gruff, bull-headed creator of "The Grinder." He's a ball-busting, self-appointed genius who does whatever it takes to get his way, and his relationship with his star, Dean Sanderson (series star Rob Lowe), is tenuous at best.

THE GRINDER, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing") and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years"), follows a famous TV lawyer (Lowe) who is going from show the family business.

After his hit series, "The Grinder," is canceled, he moves back home and joins his brother (Savage) at their family's real-life law firm - despite having no law degree, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. THE GRINDER premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.

The cast also includes Fred Savage as Stewart, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie, William Devane as Dean Sr., Hana Hayes as Lizzie, Connor Kalopsis as Ethan

Jason Alexander recently returned to Broadway in the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK. A Tony Award winner for his performance in the musical Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Jason Alexander came to national prominence in 1989 as George Costanza in the landmark TV comedy "Seinfeld." George Costanza, a character created by "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David, and based on himself, became one of television's most loved characters and garnered Alexander a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and six Emmy nominations for his performance during the comedy's nine-year run.

In addition to Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Jason Alexander appeared on Broadway in Rupert Holmes' Accomplice, Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, and the musicals The Rink and Merrily We Roll Along. His Off-Broadway credits include Light Up The Sky, Personals, and FORBIDDEN Broadway. He most recently starred on stage in the Los Angeles run of the hit musical The Producers. His many film appearances include roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Pretty Woman, The Paper, and Love! Valour! Compassion!. He directed the films Just Looking and For Better or Worse. In addition to "Seinfeld," he has appeared in scores of television shows, the most recent being "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," "Community," "Two and a Half Men," "Harry's Law," "Criminal Minds," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Monk," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Friends."

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