‘Grace and Frankie’ Showrunner Marta Kauffman On Network Versus Netflix

Kauffman explained that networks would not have told this story about aging women before because, “They believe that television is aspirational, but they actually put that more on comedy than on drama. I mean you look at Breaking Bad, that’s not aspirational. So I don’t know why there aren’t the same rules applied to comedy.”

She had to push hard to recreate her place in the television world. “After Friends, all they wanted me to do was create another multi-camera show,” she shared. “I felt like, I’ve done that, I can’t compete with myself on this one, so I’ve got to redefine.”

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