Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin team up for new Netflix comedy
LOS ANGELES, March 19
LOS ANGELES, March 19 (Reuters) - Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will star in a new comedy on the Netflix Inc video-streaming service about rival women who forge a new relationship after their husbands fall in love with each other.
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, called "Grace and Frankie," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
To be released in 2015, the series will be produced by Skydance Productions, with "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman as a writer and creator.
Award-winning actresses Fonda, 76, and Tomlin, 74, appeared with Dolly Parton in the 1980 hit film, "Nine to Five."
Netflix is boosting its slate of original programming to attract new subscribers. Its other shows include Emmy-winning political thriller "House of Cards" and prison drama "Orange is the New Black." (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Mary Milliken and Bernadette Baum)
- Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts
- Argentina's Fernandez to meet billionaire investor Soros in New York
- New Jersey hiker killed by black bear : police
- Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama
- Housing data hits Wall Street; S&P has worst day since August 5 |