Ernie Hudson Boards Grace and Frankie

Oz and Mob City alum Ernie Hudson, who recurs on CBS’ new drama series Scorpion, has added a couple of extra gigs. He’s set to guest star in one episode of the TV Land comedy Hot In Cleveland, then will segue to a multi-episode arc on Netflix’s new comedy Grace And Frankie. On Hot In Cleveland, The Mavrick Artists-repped Hudson will play the ex-husband of Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) who suddenly reappears to help her come to terms with their once-embarrassing legacy. That episode is slated to air in 2015. After that, he’ll begin work on Grace And Frankie, starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as longtime nemeses whose husbands, it turns out, fall for each other. He’ll play the love interest of Frankie (Tomlin) in an arc for debut in 2015.


Jane Fonda talks Grace and Frankie in new interview

In Grace and Frankie, you and Lily Tomlin play the wives of Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, who announce they’re divorcing you both to marry each other, now that gay marriage is legal in so many states. What can you tell us about Grace and her reaction to learning that her husband is gay? Oh my God, it’s traumatic, are you kidding? After 40 years of marriage? It’s an interesting series. There’s a lot of pathos. She’s having her life upended after 40 years by this and yet, it’s also funny. It walks this very thin line. Like Orange is the New Black, it has elements of comedy and drama. This is also about women getting older and having the rug pulled out from under them. Suddenly, they have to ask themselves, “Who am I?” What kind of future is there for them? And there are adult children involved. We have a wonderful cast playing our kids, who have to deal with this strange thing that’s happened. Right now, we’re shooting a scene where my character’s two children and Lily’s two children are having dinner with the two fathers. It’s very funny but it’s also very awkward. – See more at: