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Nine to Five stars Fonda and Tomlin reunite in Netflix show

Actress Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda
Image caption Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda starred with Dolly Parton in the 1980 hit film 9 to 5

Nine to Five actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are to be reunited to star in a new comedy on Netflix.

The show, called Grace and Frankie, is about rival women who forge a relationship after their husbands fall in love with each other.

The video-streaming service has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, which will be released in 2015.

Award-winning actresses Fonda, 76, and Tomlin, 74, appeared with Dolly Parton in the 1980 hit film 9 to 5.

Their new show will be written by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and produced by Skydance Productions.

With more than 44 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix is boosting its offering of original programming in an attempt to attract new customers.

Other Netflix shows include Emmy-winning political thriller House of Cards and prison drama Orange is the New Black.

Its rivals Amazon and YouTube have also recently forayed into original programming, with Amazon Studios commissioning a new drama from X Files creator Chris Carter and a comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

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