The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows in TV’s fall lineup. So it’s no wonder that the series is welcoming a slew of notable guest stars, the most recent being Jason Alexander, who famously played George Costanza on Seinfeld—for Lowe, it’s definitely one of the perks of the job.
Lowe tweeted a candid photo of him chatting with Alexander between filming. “I have the best job. Here’s the great @IJasonAlexander and I having a laugh about his Seinfeld money,” wrote Lowe. (Alexander’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million today, mostly thanks to his eight-year stint playing George on Seinfeld.)
Despite both being prominent television actors, this is the first time Lowe and Alexander have actually worked so closely together. On last night’s episode of The Grinder, Alexander played the role of Cliff Beamis, the writer/director that Lowe’s character (an actor) used to work for. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it revolves around a TV lawyer (Lowe) who moves back home and tries to run his family’s real-life law firm.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 2, 2015
The Grinder has been receiving rave reviews since it premiered in late September, and Alexander’s appearance was no exception. Even the actor himself took to Twitter to thank everyone for the positive reception, still with his usual sense of humor, of course: “Thanks for all the kind reviews for my @TheGrinderFOX episode. It’s hard making @RobLowe look good but someone has to do it. Back next week.”
Alexander first joined Lowe on screen for the November 24 episode, and then returned for the next one a week later (December 1). If fans have their way though, we may very well be seeing a lot more of Alexander and Lowe’s hilarious chemistry on The Grinder.
Other guest stars who have appeared (or will be appearing) on the show include Richard Schiff (Lowe’s old The West Wing co-star), Timothy Olyphant, Efren Ramirez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Christina Applegate.