Netflix Sets Release Date For 'Grace And Frankie' From 'Friends' Creator

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Back in March, Netflix announced a new comedy series from Friends creator Marta Kauffman called Grace and Frankie. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Netflix announced some release dates for upcoming shows today, with Grace and Frankie slated for May 8. Here's the show's description:

In this irreverent and touching series, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down - and permanently intertwined - when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world. The series also stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn. Created by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement), the 13-episode series is produced by Skydance Productions and executive producers Kauffman, Morris, Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, David Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said upon the show's initial announcement, “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. The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.”

“Netflix is redefining the way we produce and consume television and it’s a true privilege to be in business with Ted and his amazing team,” said Skydance’s David Ellison. “Working with the wonderfully talented Marta, Jane, Lily, Howard and their producer Paula Weinstein is a dream come true, and the story they have crafted is both hilarious and heartfelt.”

The first season will consist of thirteen half-hour episodes.

Netflix made the entire series of Friends available at the beginning of the year.

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