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Martin Sheen to Play Jane Fonda's Husband on Netflix's New Comedy

June 19, 2014 (1:50 am) GMT
The 'West Wing' alum joins Fonda and Lily Tomlin on 'Grace and Frankie', which is about two married women whose husbands fall in love with each other.

has landed a new TV gig. The veteran actor has signed up for Netflix's new comedy "", which has already had and on board to tackle the titular roles.

The father of actor will play the husband of Fonda's character, Grace, on the 13-episode single-camera comedy. The twist is, Sheen's character and Frankie's husband fall in love with each other and plan to get married.

The women, who have been longtime nemeses, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, they find they have each other.

The comedy is written and created by "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris ("Sullivan & Son"). The two, along with Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross, will serve as executive producers.

The project, which reunites "9 to 5" stars Fonda and Tomlin, is slated for a 2015 debut. Tate Taylor (""), who also serves as executive producer of the series, will direct the first episode.

Sheen has a regular role on his son's sitcom "" after initially joining as a guest star in the first season. In the big screen, he recently made a brief appearance on Marc Webb's "", reprising his role as Ben Parker, and will next be seen in "" and "".


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