Netflix Is Doing a Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin Sitcom by the Co-Creator of Friends
Thank you, Netflix.
Add it to your list of shows you plan on binge watching, making you useless at work the next day and estranging you from your once-BFF sleep: Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s next original series, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as “long time nemeses…”
who are facing the last chapter of their lives. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, they women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.
Fonda and Tomlin sniping at each other and then eventually realizing THE POWER OF SISTERS BEFORE MISTERS FRIENDSHIP? Yes. Yes yes yes. Confession: I have not seen Nine to Five, the 1980 comedy that had Fonda, Tomlin, and Dolly Parton declaring war on a sexist boss, but I’m still stoked for this. Any chance for some Dolly love, too?
Bringing Grace and Frankie to your eyeballs are Friends co-creator (and writer) Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement). Netflix’s order is for 13 half-hour episodes, which even an intermediate-level binger should be able to knock out in a day, easy.
“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,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “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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