Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Senior Daily Staff
Grace and Frankie is an American comedy series currently showing on Netflix. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles of Grace and Frankie, two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands announce that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen co-star in supporting roles.
Grace and Frankie premiered on Netflix on May 8, 2015, with all 13 episodes of the first season released simultaneously. Since then the popular show has added 5 more seasons, with the current season, Season 6, having been released on January 15, 2020. CLICK HERE for details or to see start watching. The final season, Season 7, is planned for 2021.
Here’s a preview of the first season:
Grace and Frankie received mixed reviews upon its debut, but its second and subsequent seasons have been met with a largely positive reception from television critics. It has received several nominations, including five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
On September 4, 2019, the series was renewed for a seventh and final season, which will consist of 16 episodes, thus making it the longest-running Netflix original series with 94 episodes.
The series follows Grace, a retired cosmetics mogul, and Frankie, a hippie art teacher, whose husbands, Robert and Sol, are successful divorce lawyers in San Diego. Grace and Frankie’s lives are turned upside down when Robert and Sol announce that they are in love with each other and are leaving their wives. Now, the women, who have never particularly liked each other, are forced to live together and learn to unite and cope with difficulties.
Here’s a preview of the latest, Season 6:
Cast and characters
- Jane Fonda as Grace Skolka (ex Hanson)
- Lily Tomlin as Frances “Frankie” Bergstein (née Mengela)
- Sam Waterston as Sol Bergstein
- Martin Sheen as Robert Hanson
- Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson
- Ethan Embry as Coyote Bergstein
- June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson
- Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike “Bud” Bergstein
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were recently interviewed about the show and about their being arrested at a climate change protest. Here’s the interview:
How To View Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie is free to Netflix streaming members; you can watch it here.
If you do not have Netflix and want to give the show a try, you can buy single episodes from Amazon Prime for $2.99 each. CLICK HERE for details.
More Senior Comedies on Netflix
If you like Grace and Frankie you will probably enjoy these other senior-themed comedies on Netflix.
- The Kominsky Method seasons 1 and 2 are available on Netflix. CLICK HERE for more details or to see this title on Netflix.
- Schitt’s Creek seasons 1 through 5 are available on Netflix. CLICK HERE for more details or to see this title on Netflix.
- The Ranch seasons 1 through 8 are available on Netflix. CLICK HERE for more details or to see this title on Netflix.
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