Season One of the sitcom reuniting 'Nine To Five' stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin launched on May 8
Netflix has ordered a second season of Grace And Frankie, its original comedy series reuniting Nine To Five stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and former Home Improvement executive producer Howard J. Morris, Grace And Frankie stars Fonda and Tomlin as longtime rivals who form an unlikely bond when their respective husbands, played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, announce that they are leaving them to move in with one another. Season One, which comprises 13 episodes, launched on Netflix on May 8.
Now Kauffman has confirmed that Grace And Frankie will return for another run in 2016, suggesting that a tweet of approval from Miley Cyrus helped to secure the show’s second season. “Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” Kauffman told Variety. “Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a Season Swo.’ So yes, there is a Season Two. We have Ted [Sarandos, Netflix’ Chief Content Officer] and Miley to thank.”
Cyrus’s godmother, Dolly Parton, famously starred opposite Fonda and Tomlin in the classic 1980 comedy film Nine To Five. Asked about the possibility of Parton making a guest appearance on Grace And Frankie recently, Kauffman explained that she would be “hesitant” to turn an episode into what fans would consider a “Nine To Five reunion” until “the show is established as a world of its own”.