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Craig T. Nelson to Romance Jane Fonda on Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie' (Exclusive)
Parenthood alum Craig T. Nelson has lined up not one but two gigs as his follow-up to NBC's beloved family drama.
The actor has booked a recurring role on Netflix's upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy, due May 8, centers on nemeses Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other.
Nelson will appear in four episodes as Guy, a love interest for Grace.
For the actor who portrayed Zeek Braverman, the Netflix comedy marks his second follow-up gig since wrapping NBC's Jason Katims drama Parenthood. Nelson also will reprise his role as coach Hayden Fox and executive produce NBC's straight-to-series 13-episode Coach follow-up, due in the 2015-16 season.
Grace and Frankie is written and created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (TBS' Sullivan & Son, According to Jim, Home Improvement). Kauffman, Morris, Paula Weinstein, Fonda, Tomlin and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are on board to executive produce. Tate Taylor (The Help) also serves as executive producer and will direct the first episode.
Nelson is repped by Paradigm and Forward Entertainment.