Netflix Renews Its Best New Show, ‘Grace And Frankie’

A lot has been written about Netflix and its attempts to add a large amount of original programming to their streaming service in 2015. Most shows have been a hit (Daredevil, House of Cards, OITNB), but others have struggled to find the immediate fandom others seem to have so easily acquired (Bloodline, Marco Polo).

This week, Netflix announced that it has decided to renew its most recent original offering, Grace and Frankie, for at least a second season. If Billboard is to be believed, it’s likely fans of the show have Miley Cyrus to thank for this decision, as writer Jocelyn Vena explains:

Looking to get your show renewed? You might hope that Miley Cyrus tweets about it.

After the pop star headed to social media to rave about the Netflix comedy, ‘Grace and Frankie,’ earlier this week, it’s now been confirmed that the show will be back for a second season in 2016. And, it looks like that Cyrus tweet may have had something to do with it.

“Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” the show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman said in a statement, via Vulture. “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 [head of content acquisition for Netflix] Ted [Sarandos] and Miley to thank.”

If you haven’t watched Grace And Frankie yet, the show follows two hilarious older women (Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) as they are forced to begin a new chapter in life after their husbands reveal they are homosexuals – and in love with one another. That may sound like the setup to a very cheesy sitcom, but what actually unfolds is a complex tale of self-discovery in the latter half of life. It’s equal amounts heartbreaking and laugh out loud hilarious, with pitch perfect performances from everyone involved. If you don’t have plans this weekend, you might as well stay in and get caught up. You can view a trailer for the series below.

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