Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Netflix Renews 'Grace and Frankie' for Seventh and Final Season

Netflix has today renewed its original comedy series Grace and Frankie for a seventh and final season. The comedy's sixth season debuts in January 2020, with the final season of 16 episodes debuting the following year. 

The comedy stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn and Ethan Embry.

Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris created the comedy. They executive produce with Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, Robbie Tollin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Skydance Television produces.

With today's renewal, Grace and Frankie will become the longest-running Netflix original series ever with 94 episodes.

"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," said Kauffman and Morris.

"We are both delighted and heartbroken that Grace and Frankie will be back for its seventh, though final, season," added Fonda and Tomlin. "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."

"Since its premiere in 2015, Grace and Frankie has expertly and hilariously demystified the experience of growing older and given a voice to the fastest growing segment of our population," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Series, Netflix. "Jane, Lily, Sam and Martin have become role models for fans that span generations around the world, and we are so proud to have been a part of the show's journey from day one. A special thanks to Marta, Howard, and the team at Skydance, who have been superb partners every step of the way."