Grace and Frankie renewed for seventh and final season at Netflix
Ahead of Grace and Frankie‘s return for its’ upcoming sixth season on January 2020, Netflix has officially renewed their critically-acclaimed comedy series for a seventh and final 16-episode season. The show is set to end on a great note by making history as Netflix’s longest-running original series with a total of 94 episodes.
“We are both delighted and heartbroken that ‘Grace & Frankie’ will be back for its seventh, though final, season. We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well! We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things—just hope we don’t outlast the planet.” Stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin said in a joint statement (via Vital Thrills).
“It’s thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix.” co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris said .
The show’s third season earned nine major television nominations, the most of any prior season, including Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for both Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, a Writers Guild Award nomination, an NAACP Image Award nomination, as well as a Costume Designers Guild and two Makeup and Hairstyling Award nominations.
In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie form an unlikely and unbreakable bond and face their uncertain futures head-on, hand-in-hand. Together with their ex-husbands and children, they discover the true definition of “family,” with laughter, tears, and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
The show is executive produced by Marta Kauffman, who also produced Friends, and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement). The cast also includes Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael, and Baron Vaughn. A number of celebrities have appeared as guest stars, including Christine Lahti, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Benben, Nora Dunn, Rita Moreno and Peter Gallagher.