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The Grinder: Maya Rudolph to guest-star

She’ll play a therapist who works with Stewart (Fred Savage) and Dean (Rob Lowe)

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Maya Rudolph is about to play some head games with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. 

The SNL and Up All Night alum has signed on for a multi-episode guest arc on The Grinder, EW has learned. She will play Jillian, a therapist whom Stewart (Savage) started seeing when Dean (Lowe), moved back home. Stewart recommends that his hotshot (former) actor brother pay her a visit so she can “bring him down to earth a little and start seeing things his way,” according to the character description.

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Rudolph — whose recent TV credits include the variety special The Maya Rudolph ShowThe Spoils Before Dying, and A Very Murray Christmas — will make her first appearance on the Fox comedy in early February. She can be seen right now on the big screen in Sisters with her former SNL castmates Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The Grinder‘s season 1 guest roster also includes Jason Alexander, Timothy Olpyhant, Christina Applegate, Kumail Nanjiani, Tony Sirico, and Nathan Fielder.

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