Netflix is not one to let a show hang. Whether the viewership drops past a certain point, or because the company has some secret data that governs the decision, most of the company’s original series are canceled after just a handful of seasons. Even “hit” Netflix shows often end after season 3 or 4; only the largest of the site’s series, which Orange is the new black and Korthus, has broken through the unofficial threshold and gotten close to 100 total episodes. (Surprisingly, no Netflix show has run in more than 100 episodes.)
The current record holder for Netflix’s longest running series is Grace and Frankie, sitcom with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, whose lives are turned upside down when their respective husbands announce that they are leaving them to marry each other. The next batch of episodes coming to Netflix next month will bring the show to seven full seasons and 94 episodes, pushing it past the aforementioned Orange is the new blackwhich ran for seven seasons and 91 episodes.
But it will be for Grace and Frankie, where Netflix confirms that this will be the series’ last series of shows. (As for what could ultimately replace it as Netflix’s longest-running series, it’s hard to say; most of the few shows that have been around for as long as Grace and Frankie has produced far fewer seasons and even fewer episodes – e.g. Stranger Thingswhich releases its fourth season later in 2022).
Here is the official synopsis of the last 12 episodes of Grace and Frankie:
Seven years ago, Grace and Frankie’s lives turned upside down when their longtime husbands left them for … each other. Both sparring partners and partners in crime, Grace and Frankie formed an unlikely and unbreakable bond as they faced an uncertain future directly and hand in hand. They have laughed together, cried together, made mushrooms together and twice become successful entrepreneurs together. A story-making 94 episodes later, Grace and Frankie continue to show themselves, their families and their fans what it means to live life to the fullest, fearlessly and unapologetically. Here are seven seasons with laughter, tears, mood boosters and good mood. And as Grace and Frankie would say, f— it. This may be their last chapter, but they have just begun.
The last 12 episodes of Grace and Frankie premieres on Netflix on April 29th.
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