TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More

Grace and Frankie Netflix

Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.

The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.

Press PLAY on the video below to see the titular pair experience shock, denial, confusion, rage and reflection in the face of their new lives as single ladies.

Grace and Frankie hits Netflix on Friday, May 8.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Cult comedy Freaks and Geeks will be honored with the 15th Anniversary Award at this year’s TV Land Awards, the cabler announced Wednesday. Series creator Paul Feig, executive producer Judd Apatow and stars Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, David Gruber Allen and Steve Bannos will all be in attendance at the ceremony.

* Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, Netflix’s upcoming original series following a rag-tag group of South Bronx teenagers in the 1970s, has cast four up-and-comers in its lead roles: TJ Brown as Boo-Boo, a mechanically-minded 14-year-old; Justice Smith as Ezekiel, a smart and resourceful teen determined to make his mark on the world; Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic, an enigmatic child of the streets; and Skylan Brooks as Ra-Ra, the voice of reason among his friends.

* Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Emily Owens M.D.) will recur in Season 2 of WGN America’s Manhattan, playing Nora, a beautiful and intelligent spy who uses her charm to pass atomic secrets to the Soviets.

* Pivot has renewed Fortitude, its first-ever scripted drama starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston, for a second season.

* Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune have both been renewed through the 2017-18 season.

* Tyra Banks will host the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing April 26 on Pop TV.

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14 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune cannot be stopped. As for The Price is Right, hope the execs at CBS Daytime are planning to end the iconic game show sometime in the near future because Drew Carey is still NOT in the level Bob Barker was in and they should have ended the show back in 2007 after Barker’s retirement since he hosted for 35 years. As for Grace and Frankie, this could be a potential breakout hit for Netflix.

  2. Julia says:

    Netflix is on fire. Every single one of their original series is outstanding. This one looks fun and lighthearted! Also can’t wait for the Baz Luhrmann one…

  3. arial2 says:

    Grace and Frankie has a killer cast! I will definitely check this out; sounds hilarious.

  4. LynnH says:

    No James Franco at the Freaks reunion?

    • HAP says:

      No Jason Segal either.

      • Boston2AZ says:

        “stars Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, David Gruber Allen and Steve Bannos will all be in attendance at the ceremony.”

    • LynnH says:

      Looking at the list more closely, also not seeing John Francis Daley, Joe Flaherty, and Becky Ann Baker. Dang.

      • MelindaB says:

        I knew someone who didn’t attend the reunion of his show’s cast members on an awards show. Know where he is now? ….He’s dead!!

        A F&G cast reunion without the rest of the Weirs is incomplete.

  5. BrightLight says:

    I officially love all the actors mentioned for “Grace and Frankie” so I’d watch it even if it turned out to be the worst thing ever…which I’m guessing will not be the case.

  6. bradick says:

    I can’t wait to see Pivot’s second-ever scripted drama starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston (read: a comma would be good)

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Happy about Freaks & Geeks reunion!

  8. Nairdan says:

    I really want to see Grace and Frankie, but this trailer make it seems like a Nancy Meyers movie, and that`s not a compliment. I`ll give it a shot, but doesn`t look good…