Pioneering gay sitcom Grace and Frankie is set to come to a dignified end after seven seasons, having earned the distinction of being Netflix’s longest-running show.
Stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda confirmed in a statement alongside the show’s creators that the show would be drawing to a close. The statement said: “You have laughed with us, cried with us and grew old with us.”
“Today we announce Grace & Frankie has been renewed for what will be our seventh and final season. This will make Grace & Frankie the longest running series in Netflix history.”
Tomlin and Fonda said: “We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well! We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around.”
Creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris added: “It’s thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix.”
The statement added: “We’ve seen Ryan Gosling chairs, yam lube, vibrators, broken hearts, new loves and a whole lot of weed, and we still have so much more to share with you.”
Via Pink News