Looking to continue its streak of original programming success, Netflix announced on Wednesday that it has signed Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to star in a comedy series called "Grace and Frankie."

The show, which comes from writer-creators Marta Kauffman ("Friends") and Howard J. Morris ("Home Improvement"), will follow longtime rivals who form an unexpected late-life bond after their husbands announce they are in love and plan to get married.

The show's first season will consist of 13 half-hour episodes. A premiere date was not announced.

"Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it's an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix," said Ted Sarandos, content chief for the streaming service, in a statement. "The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can't wait."

Tomlin and Fonda first worked together on the big-screen comedy "9 to 5." Tomlin is currently appearing on Lisa Kudrow's Showtime series, "Web Therapy," while Fonda has a recurring role on HBO's "The Newsroom."

Netflix, which created a splash last year when it became the first streaming service to earn Emmy nominations in the major categories, has had a buzz-worthy success in comedy with the critically acclaimed "Orange Is the New Black." Last year, it also revived the cult favorite, "Arrested Development."

For updates on the series, follow @GraceandFrankie.

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