‘Grace And Frankie’ Prepping Third Season For Netflix

Grace And Frankie is yet to air its second season next year, but we’ve learned that the Netflix comedy series has been given an unofficial green light for a third. Pre-production on the third installment is already underway.

The second-season renewal of Grace and Frankie came out in May, two and a half weeks after the series debuted and shortly after Miley Cyrus endorsed it on Twitter, prompting co-creator Marta Kauffman to quip, “We have (Netflix’s) Ted (Sarandos) and Miley to thank.”

While Netflix does not disclose viewership data, Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is believed to be among the streaming service’s most popular original series. Putting the show on accelerated production schedule is not entirely surprising given the age of its A-list cast. TV Land did the same with its flagship comedy Hot In Cleveland, headlined by 93-year-old Betty White, which produced 126 episodes in less than 5 years.

Lily Tomlin talks coming out and playing a gay grandma

She plays a gay poet and grandmother in her new film Grandma.

Lily Tomlin has spoken candidly about coming out and playing gay characters in an interview with The Independent.

She stars as a lesbian poet in her new film Grandma, and opened up about playing a character who shares her own sexuality: “It was nice that I was gay, that I was playing someone of an age who could’ve lived all those thing.”

When asked if she felt any pressure to come out in her early career, she replied with a simple “No.”

She continued: “From the gay community, from hardcore gay activists, I had a lot of friends who were pursuing a more pro-active exhibition of their thoughts. I was always very supportive of gay causes.