The Grinder Season 2 or cancelled? Rob Lowe puts the show’s survival chances at “50/50”, per Indiewire:
I think it’s 50/50. We were very aware that while we’ve been embraced beyond our wildest dreams by the sort-of intelligencia and the critics and the media and our cult audience, at the moment, it’s not a broad appeal, and yet it’s on broadcast. So we will see. I just hope it doesn’t end up being Fox’s third version of “Family Guy” — cancelled. “Arrested Development” — cancelled. “Grinder” — cancelled. I mean, there’s a history of it, and we’ll see how it goes.
While the FOX renewal gods are set to announce their decision shortly, the actor has already made his case for Season 2:
My message was that it’s very rare to have this group of people all together. From Nick Stoller, to Jake Kasden, to Fred and I, to Devane to Jarrad and Andy, to Natalie Morales, to Mary [Elizabeth Ellis], to tertiary players like Kumail and Timothy Olyphant — it just doesn’t happen. There will never be another lineup like this again. And to have a show that is so original and so legitimately funny, so our pitch was, “Let Fox be the place where good, smart comedy can have a home; where the creative people that you want to be in business with can have a home.” And there’s a case for it. On the other side of it, it’s very hard in today’s climate to launch, on a network, a show that is as idiosyncratic and original as “The Grinder,” and we have a great idea for Season 2. [..] It’s how to open the show up — to broaden it, without running away from the very things that make it great.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The Grinder Season 2…