If you've been staying on top of the new fall TV season, you've probably heard about The Grinder. It's a new Fox comedy starring Rob Lowe as an actor who decides to become a lawyer after starring in a long-running legal drama. Basically, someone turned "I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TV" into its own show. Meanwhile, his putzy younger brother, played by Fred Savage, struggles to deal with his brother's grandstanding.
In concept, however, the show isn't far from the truth. If the show's producers wanted to be even more realistic, however, they would have cast Fred Savage, once a child actor known for The Wonder Years, in the leading role. Child actors, it seems, often grow up to become lawyers.