Thankfully, we have enough time before that fateful day. Season 6 of the Emmy-nominated Netflix show premieres in January 2020
Sit yourself down, friends, there's good news and bad news. The good news: season 6 of Grace And Frankie hits Netflix in January 2020. The better news: the show will be Netflix's longest-running show. The sad news: the show will gracefully retire after season 7, leaving us all ugly-crying.
Netflix announced that the show had been renewed for a final seventh season on Twitter yesterday, with 16 episodes. Great, three more episodes until the inevitable end. "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," said show creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris in the statement released on Twitter.
This will make Grace & Frankie the longest running series in Netflix history.— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) September 4, 2019
The Emmy-nominated series opened up important conversations about the challenges of aging and of women (especially senior citizens) being routinely overlooked, and in the last whirlwind five seasons we've come to expect the unexpected - we've seen a lot of marijuana usage, a Ryan Gosling chair, and a successful vibrator business, and the creators assure us that there are more shenanigans to come. "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!" said stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in their joint statement. BRB, weeping.
"We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around." - Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) September 4, 2019
The end of the show's fifth season dropped a massive bombshell on us: Grace had secretly gotten married to her boyfriend, Nick, after a huge fight with Frankie. Undoubtedly, the consequences of the sudden nuptials will be addressed in Season 6, as will its impact on Grace's living situation as well as the entire family. But while we painstakingly wait for the next five months, we're just left with questions. So many questions.
At least with two whole seasons to go before the end, we can be assured that there's enough time to tie everyone's storylines together satisfyingly. And while it's sad to see the show end, at least it didn't get brutally canceled without a natural conclusion, unlike some Netflix originals (yup, we're looking at Tuca And Bertie and One Day At A Time). Fans have been sharing their emotional connection to the show on Twitter as well, with everyone sad to see it go.
I'm literally crying over this because this show meant my whole summer with my mom,us both watching it and laughing at Frankie and Grace squatting.I'm only 15 but I appreciate this wonderful show in every element,the cast,the crew.@Janefonda & @LilyTomlin truly made me happy.💓— 1 1 G & F (@dawerdboy) September 4, 2019
I will miss this series so much it’s been unbelievably good watching two of the finest & funniest actresses ever 🙌🏽 looking forward to the next season but sad it’s the last 😫— Unapologetic Nic (@SuperDita13) September 4, 2019
Was Mom’s favorite show! I’d get the call, “how do I turn the tv to Netflix again”. 😂 I’ll miss going to help with Netflix and watching along with her. Sad she didn’t make it for the final season but many thanks for the laughs through countless rounds of chemo! ❤️— Andie H 🌊 🇺🇸 (@peprstrange) September 4, 2019
This show has brought me so much joy and tears and more joy. Thank you.— Stephanie Sendaula (@sendaulas) September 4, 2019
I can’t put into words how much I love this show or how much I will miss it. Thanks for such a unique, amazing, absolutely hilarious show. So looking forward to what the final season will bring! ❤️— Nicola ☾ (@platinumbl0ndie) September 4, 2019