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

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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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Prop 8 Play Raised $2 Million, Attracted 200K Viewers Online: VIDEO

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The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of Dustin Lance Black's play '8' about the Proposition 8 trial which was streamed Saturday night on YouTube attracted 200,000 online viewers according to director Rob Reiner, and raised more than $2 million (double what it raised in NYC) for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

I've posted one of the most rousing, riveting scenes from Martin Sheen (As Ted Olson) to whet your appetite, AFTER THE JUMP...

EW reports on the show, and on changes that were made since the NY premiere:

“I felt after the New York version that I wanted to know the plaintiffs more, I wanted to know their personal stories more,” Black told EW after the show. “So I took out a few of the legal arguments that were a bit I guess redundant in a way, or at least they made the same point twice in two different ways. And I added more personal stories. Really, in the end, it’s the personal stories that change people’s minds.”

More details on the cast, crew, and audience, from the Hollywood Reporter.

If you haven't seen the whole production, it's a must, and you can watch it HERE.

I've posted one of the most rousing, riveting scenes from Martin Sheen (As Ted Olson) to whet your appetite, AFTER THE JUMP...

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