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Dolly Parton reveals exciting new role in Netflix series - and fans will be thrilled

A 9 To 5 reunion is coming!

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
November 5, 2021
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Good news, Grace and Frankie fans! Dolly Parton will finally make an appearance on the series and reunite with her former co-stars, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

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The trio, who starred in the comedy 9 To 5 together, will reunite on screen for the first time in over 40 years in an episode of the upcoming final season of the Netflix series. The streamer confirmed the excited news in a tweet on Friday that read: "It's finally happening: Dolly Parton will appear in the seventh and final season of Grace and Frankie!!!"

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Earlier this year, the country music legend appeared on UK talk show Lorraine and teased that viewers would see her on the show before it ends. She said: "I have been trying to do Grace and Frankie for years. We worked so well on 9 To 5 and it's a crazy wonderful show."

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She added: "We have been trying to write me in somehow so when it is safe to actually do a production, I will probably get around to doing that."

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Dolly, Lily and Jane appeared in the 1980 comedy 9 To 5

Grace and Frankie, which also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, follows the unlikely friendship of two women whose longtime husbands leave them to marry each other. Filming for the new season, which has been delayed several times because of the coronavirus pandemic, is still ongoing. However, much to the delight of fans, the first four completed episodes dropped on the streaming site back in August.

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While details over Dolly's role have been kept under wraps for now, back in January, Lily teased: "We have a great role for her this time, I think she will do it. I'm just hoping she will." The actress added that the role could be done remotely, which could make it easier on the singer and philanthropist who she described as "unbelievably busy".

"She's always writing books or writing songs or doing something for people or helping people in Tennessee totally," she told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the Today Show.

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