Martin Sheen to Play Jane Fonda’s Gay Husband in Netflix Comedy with Lily Tomlin


Back in March we reported that Netflix was developing a 13-episode half-hour comedy starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda called Grace and Frankie.

SheenMartin Sheen is now joining the show as Fonda's husband, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

The single-camera comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other. It comes as Netflix looks to push further into comedy, as original content vp Cindy Holland noted in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Grace and Frankie is slated for a 2015 debut and is written and created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (TBS' Sullivan & Son, According to Jim, Home Improvement).

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  1. Terry says

    Fantastic cast. Yeah, I’ll wait to see if the writing is on the same par as the cast.

  2. Derrick from Philly says

    Oh, I love my FONDA. The only other person I know to look so good at age 77 was Lena Horne…oh, and Belafonte and Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman, and Miss Ruby Dee. I guess it can be done

  3. Robert says

    Friends had bland writing, but Christ, the other guy was behind Home Improvement and According To Jim?!?! Look out for VERY mainstream, quasi-offensive dialogue and cheesy resolutions. What a shame with that cast!!

  4. UFFDA says

    This looks interesting, wonderful even. Imagine a sitcom anywhere, anytime with a theme like this, and what’s more it’s happening in real life as well. Actually, I wish my father had married the neighbor man instead of remaining married to my…oh never mind.

  5. BETTY says

    Gee Robert give it a chance before you make judgements! You know writers can pen many styles of comedy and drama?