Netflix Orders Sixth Season of ‘Grace and Frankie’

Days before season five debuts, Netflix has ordered a sixth season of Grace and Frankie. Season six will be available in 2020.

Jane Fonda plays Grace and Lily Tomlin plays Frankie, two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay, and are leaving their wives for each other.

Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston play the ex-husbands.

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Netflix calls the pair “sparring partners and partners-in-crime.”

Season five starts Jan. 18.

Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris created the show. They are executive producers, along with Paula Weinstein, John Hoffman, Billy Finnegan, Robbie Tollin, Fonda, Tomlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.