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Rob Lowe's The Grinder: Emmanuelle Chriqui to guest-star in new Fox comedy as love interest

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On Fox’s new comedy The Grinder, Rob Lowe stars as an actor named Dean Sanderson who is famous for playing a lawyer named Mitch Grinder on a hit drama. And now Emmanuelle Chriqui is on the case, too.

EW has learned exclusively that the Entourage alum will guest-star in two episodes of the series, which centers on Dean’s decision to leave Hollywood and move back home to Idaho, where he’s interested in becoming a real-life attorney like his brother, Stewart (Fred Savage). Chriqui pops up in the show within the show, which is that aforementioned legal drama starring Mitch that also is titled The Grinder. She plays Addison Cross, a fiery lawyer at Mitch’s firm with whom he’s having a torrid romance. The character is slated to make her first appearance in the third episode.

Chriqui currently stars in TNT drama Murder in the First, and other recent TV credits include Killing JesusThe Mentalist, and Cleaners.

The Grinder debuts Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m.

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