‘Grace and Frankie’ renewed for season 4, adds Lisa Kudrow to starry cast

Less than three weeks after the third season of “Grace and Frankie” started streaming on Netflix, this deftly-written comedy has been renewed for a fourth season. Oscar winner Jane Fonda and Emmy darling Lily Tomlin play the title characters, two women forced into friendship when their husbands, Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston), fall in love and leave them.

Sign up to get Gold Derby’s free newsletter
with experts’ latest predictions and breaking news

Over the course of the first three seasons, these four have navigated new waters. While the women become reluctant roommates, the men marry and move house. One of the main storylines of the upcoming edition will see Frankie threatened by Grace’s friendship with Sheree, a manicurist who works for her. Taking on that showy role is Lisa Kudrow, who worked with “Grace and Frankie” creator Marta Kauffman on “Friends.”

Aside from dealing with each and their exes, Grace and Frankie also have to mother their grown children. June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker play Grace’s two daughters Brianna and Mallory while Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn are Frankie’s two sons Coyote and Bud. Also back is Ernie Hudson as Frankie’s would-be suitor Jacob.

Dish ‘Grace and Frankie’ with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums

“Grace and Frankie” is a rarity on television, as it to focus on the lives of older people. Tomlin reaped an Emmy bid last year for Best Comedy Actress; she lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus who won for the fifth year in a row for “Veep.”

Predict the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 13

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.

More News from GoldDerby