What a way to make a living!
On Friday, Nov. 5, Netflix announced that Dolly Parton will be back working with her 9 to 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the hit show Grace and Frankie. The "Jolene" singer is set to guest star on seventh and final season in 2022.
While it is not clear what role Dolly will play on the hit show, it is sure to be the biggest sing-along in streamer's history – at least in nostalgic fan's heads who know the cult movie theme tune "9 to 5" by memory.
The reunion of Judy (Lily), Violet (Jane) and Doralee (Dolly) is befitting for the female-driven comedy that has never shied away from the theme of empowering women. Back in 1980, 9 To 5 was considered an anthem for equal rights as it told the story of three working ladies who live out their fantasies of getting even with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss, played by Dabney Coleman.
The film launched Dolly's career as an actress and took the singer along with Jane and Lily into the realms of pop culture.
Now all three of them will wrap out Grace and Frankie, that tells the story of two women who partner up when their husbands shockingly shack up. The hit Netflix series will close with 94 total episodes total, making it the streamer's longest-running original series. Talk about working it!
Grace and Frankie's long-standing cast members include Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn, Ethan Embry, and Peter Gallagher, who all reprise their roles to fans delight.
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