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Martin Sheen Joins Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin Netflix Show ‘Grace and Frankie’


Martin Sheen attends a painting and sculpture show in 2013.
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Netflix’s upcoming comedy, Grace and Frankie, has just landed itself a former (TV) POTUS.

The West Wing actor Martin Sheen joined Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s upcoming comedy for Netflix, where he will play Fonda’s character’s husband, Robert.

Per the plot, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) become permanent fixtures in each other’s lives when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to wed. The role of Frankie’s husband has not yet been filled.

The 13-episode series is set to debut in 2015 and comes from Friends co-creater Marta Kaufman and Howard J. Morris, whose previous producer credits include Home Improvement and According to Jim.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting.

Since his days playing President Bartlet, Sheen has appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and recurred on son Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management on FX.

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