Well, looks like Dolly Parton will finally get the chance to tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen — on the set of Netflix’s hit show, Grace & Frankie, that is. The country superstar has been trying to reunite with her 9 to 5 costars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for decades. On Thursday, February 11, Parton confirmed that she will join the duo on their upcoming seventh and final season.
Grace & Frankie — don’t worry, no spoilers — is a hilariously warm look at Grace Hansen (Fonda), a retired cosmetics mogul and Frankie Bergstein (Tomlin), a quirky art teacher, who find friendship later in life. The feel-good show also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.
“I’ve been trying to do ‘Grace and Frankie’ for years,” Parton, 75, told Barry Gibb and British TV host, Lorraine Kelly, on her UK show, “Lorraine.” “We worked so well together on 9 to 5, it’s a crazy wonderful show,” Parton said.
“We’ve been trying to write me in somehow. So when it’s safe for us to actually do a production when they’re back, I’ll probably get around to doing that.”
Back in January, Tomlin told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna that she was excited about their on-camera reunion. “Well, we’re always hoping that will happen,” Tomlin said. “We’ve got a great role for her this time. I think she will do it. I’m just hoping she will. And we hope she can do it and we think she can do it by remote.”
Together, the trio starred in the 1980 comedy, 9 to 5, as co-workers who decide to get back at their chauvinistic boss. Parton presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Tomlin at the 2017 SAG Awards, while all three were on hand to announce the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Award at the 2017 Emmys.