Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin to Reunite in New Netflix Comedy from Friends Creator

2013 Women's Media AwardsOnetime 9 to 5 coworkers Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will punch the clock together once again, as the stars of the new Netflix original comedy Grace and Frankie.

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Penned by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, the single-camera comedy follows nemeses Grace (two-time Oscar winner Fonda) and Frankie (Emmy and Tony winner Tomlin) as they face the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women’s lives are both turned upside down and, to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.

“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix,” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.”

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Tomlin’s recent TV credits include Web Therapy, Malibu Country, NCIS and Damages, while Fonda has recurred on HBO’s The Newsroom.

Joining Kaufman and Morris as executive producers are Tomlin and Fonda, Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

Grace and Frankie is set to premiere sometime in 2015.

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11 Comments
  1. GuessWhat says:

    Hello, Dolly? Gotta work Ms. Parton into this somehow!

  2. Sam says:

    “Anything but wholesome.” I’m totally in.

  3. Et al says:

    Yes! Dolly has to do at least a guest appearance.

  4. N says:

    Love them both!

  5. Gabriel says:

    Can’t wait to see it !!! like both Fonda and Tomlin..good luck!!!

  6. TL says:

    This sounds AWESOME!

  7. Stormy says:

    Could one of the husbands be Dabney Coleman?

  8. Anne says:

    Love these actors, will definitely watch this.

  9. Mike Warfield says:

    Jane Fonda is a disgrace to this country and an enemy to the men and women who serve in the military. You should be ashamed of yourself to associate with such a person.

  10. Todd bishop says:

    Cancelling subscription to Netflix out of respect to Vietnam Vets. Jane Fonda is a disgrace to this country

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