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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin in Netflix comedy

Lily Tomlin attends the Voice for Animals Foundation's

Lily Tomlin attends the Voice for Animals Foundation's annual benefit with a "Laugh-In Reunion" at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. (April 8, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will headline a Netflix comedy to launch next year. And here's a not-incidental detail: Marta Kauffman, formerly the "Friends" showrunner, is producing. 

Also, Howard J. Morris, another veteran network comedy producer long associated with "According to Jim" and "Home Improvement," is also aboard.

Netflix's description: The single-camera comedy focuses on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.

Both actresses are legends and both have been very active in TV in recent years - Fonda most recently on "The Newsroom," and Tomlin in "Malibu Country."

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