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Grace and Frankie: Netflix renews show for season 3

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Netflix is all about the Grace and Frankie business. EW has confirmed that the streaming giant has renewed the series for a third season, even with season 2 awaiting its premiere.

The Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda-starring show, which earned Tomlin a a Golden Globe nomination, premiered May 8 to mixed reception. Though Netflix doesn’t divulge view counts, the extra 13 episodes for 2017 tacked on indicates it’s more than pleased with its performance. In comparison, House of Cards‘ third-season pick-up occurred right before the season 2 debut

Grace and Frankie tracks the titular women — Fonda and Tomlin, respectively — after their divorce lawyer husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) come out as gay and declare they’re leaving their wives to be with one another. Grace and Frankie move in together and lean on each other during the unexpected life change.

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The second season renewal was handed out May 27, less than a month after the premiere. “Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” creator Marta Kauffman said at the time. “Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a season two.’ So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted [Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer] and Miley to thank.”

Season 2 of Grace and Frankie has no release date beyond arriving next year.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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