11:05 AM EDT 10/08/2015
Originally posted 09/30/2015 06:35PM
Lowe plays an actor known for his role as a TV lawyer on Fox's new comedy The Grinder and says the show parodies the objectification portrayed on primetime dramas – including hits from Shonda Rhimes.
Rob Lowe 2020? The Grinder Star Dishes Which Career He Would Have Pursued Beyond Acting If He'd 'Had the Guts'
Originally posted 09/29/2015 12:45PM
Rob Lowe returns to TV in all of his heartthrob glory on Tuesday night as the actor stars alongside Fred Savage in Fox's new comedy The Grinder.
"The show is about a beloved television icon coming to terms with the end of his eight-year hit legal drama ending and realizing that what he really wants is a normal, authentic family life," Lowe tells PEOPLE about his character on the show.
"He decides he's going to join the family business which is practicing law, without actually knowing anything about the actual law."
The premise wasn't a stretch for the former political drama star, who admits to feeling similarly inspired to make a career switch after working on The West Wing.
"I have to be honest, if I had the guts to do it, I would love to after having played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing for so long to take a sabbatical and be in the trenches and have a presidential campaign."
Originally posted 09/22/2015 02:45PM
"I've been fortunate that I've always, always, always worked. Even after the sex tape was made public, it was like: You're still a professional baseball player, but you're playing for Double or Triple A," Lowe, 51, says in the new issue of GQ, on stands Monday. "I lost the role in Titanic that Billy Zane got. But I was never banned from the game."
Originally posted 09/16/2015 10:30AM
When Rob Lowe posted a topless gym selfie with his son John the message was clear – he is looking good and he takes fitness seriously!
Originally posted 09/13/2015 10:35AM
On Saturday night, Rob Lowe received the Spirit of Sobriety award for being clean for 25 years at The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills, California.
Originally posted 09/11/2015 11:35AM
Life is imitating art a lot right now for Rob Lowe.
On his new Fox sitcom The Grinder, Lowe plays the actor son of a lawyer who moves home to work at the family law firm.
In real life, the actor is the son of a lawyer and is currently working with his son John, 19.
"He's actually working in the writers' room and has a recurring role on the show," Lowe, 51, says in the latest issue of PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/02/2015 03:55PM
Forget back-to-school shopping and all things pumpkin spice, the real reason everyone's excited for fall is because it brings the return of all of our favorite TV shows – and the chance to develop new obsessions.
In the next few months it looks like TV schedules are going to be more packed than ever as tons of new comedies, dramas and even variety shows vie for DVR space. And even though we've only gotten the briefest of teases of what's heading to small screens, there are already a few shows whose premiere dates we've got marked down on our calendars. (Or, in the case of Neil Patrick Harris' variety show, set to record on every device we own.)
But which fall TV show are you giving a shot? Let's take a look at some of the potential contenders …
How We Know Rob Lowe And Gabrielle Union Will be Perfect as the New Simba and Nala in The Lion King Spin-Off
Originally posted 08/13/2015 07:50PM
We lost our cool yesterday when Disney announced the cast for The Lion King's TV movie spin-off.
Originally posted 08/12/2015 08:05PM
Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones lend their voices to The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar a TV movie spin-off of the animated film
Originally posted 08/06/2015 03:10PM
Love is in the air at Fox.
John Stamos and Rob Lowe are both starring in new comedies at the network: The Grinder for Lowe and Grandfathered for Stamos. They also are attached to two upcoming shows, with Lowe acting in NBC's You, Me and the End of the World and Stamos bringing back Uncle Jesse's mullet for Netflix's Fuller House. Plus, they're both total heartthrobs.
"As a founding member of Jimmy Kimmel's Handsome Men's Club … I am looking forward to the time John makes it in," Lowe, 51, joked during The Grinder's panel at the Television Critics Association junket in Los Angeles on Thursday. "There is a rumor –"
"Rob, tell the truth, we've dated for years!" Stamos, 51, heckled from the back of the ballroom as the crowd laughed.
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