In The Grinder episode “Giving Thanks, Getting Justice,” Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe) uncovers a family secret while preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. The secret causes Dean to have flashbacks about his old show The Grinder and fellow actor Timothy Olyphant, who plays himself. In one flashback on the beach, Dean tells Timothy about the show wanting him to go shirtless on camera. Timothy tells Dean “you’re not a piece of meat.” Soon after The Grinder was cancelled.
Timothy Olyphant, who could pass as a Sanderson brother btw, is best known for his roles on Justified (Raylan Givens), The Office (Danny Cordray), Damages (Wes Krulik) and Deadwood (Seth Bullock). Olyphant is currently filming Garry Marshall’s funny film Mother’s Day (out April 29, 2016) starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. The Grinder airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm on Fox.