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‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 5 by Netflix

The Order is Expected to Be for 13 New Episodes

Netflix will move forward on a fifth season of comedy “Grace and Frankie,” which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two aging women dealing with life after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) reveal they were gay and leave them for each other. The show, which comes from creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, is executive produced by Kauffman, Morris, Paula Weinstein, John Hoffman, Billy Finnegan, Robbie Tollin, Fonda, Tomlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. It also stars Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, Ethan Embry, and Baron Vaughn.
RuPaul has booked a guest star stint on the new season. He will portray Benjamin Le Day, a “formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.

Fifty-two episodes of “Grace and Frankie” have been produced in the first four seasons on Netflix.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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