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Martin Sheen joins Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's new Netflix comedy

A very promising thing just got even more promising: Martin Sheen has signed on to play Jane Fonda’s husband in the upcoming Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, EW has confirmed.

The half-hour comedy centers on two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin)—who find common ground after they discover that their respective husbands have fallen in love with each other and plan to marry. The single-camera series, the brainchild of Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son), is expected to premiere in 2015.

No word yet on who will play Tomlin’s beau, but here’s hoping more West Wing alums join Tomlin and Sheen’s mini-reunion.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this news.

 

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to star in Netflix comedy 'Grace and Frankie'

It’s a Nine to Five reunion! The 1980 film’s co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are working together again in Netflix’s new original sitcom, Grace and Frankie.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy comes from Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, who writes and produces TBS’ Sullivan & Son. The 13-episode season will follow nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) who unexpectedly find common ground when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married.

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Jane Fonda to headline ABC comedy 'Now What?'

Jane Fonda will be gracing our TV screens once more. No, not in another workout video. Instead, the actress has signed on to a new ABC comedy slated to premiere in 2013.

ABC has confirmed a Variety report that Fonda will star in the tentatively-titled Now What? from Pushing Daisies scribe Abby Gewanter. The plotcenters on a young woman who tears into her mother with a very public blog post listing the reasons that she hates her. The mother (played by Fonda) subsequently moves in with her daughter in order to settle their differences. Chaos ensues. READ FULL STORY

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