Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie' has been renewed for a 5th season -- here are the only 3 other Netflix original series to make it that far

Melissa Moseley / Netflix

  • Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” has been renewed for a fifth season.
  • Only three other Netflix original programs have managed to do that.

Netflix announced on Wednesday that its original comedy “Grace and Frankie,” about two women – played by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda – whose husbands leave them for each other, has been renewed for a fifth season to premiere in 2019.

The fifth season will guest star RuPaul, famous for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” RuPaul (and the show’s Twitter) tweeted about the news on Wednesday:

Netflix has a ton of original shows, but now only four – excluding children’s shows, talk shows, and revivals of shows that started on other networks – have managed to reach the 5-season club.

Here are the other three Netflix original programs that have reached or been renewed for five seasons:

1. “Orange is the New Black” (2013)


Number of seasons: 5, and renewed for a sixth

Number of episodes so far: 65

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Highest rated season: 2 (98%)

Lowest rated season: 5 (74%)

Jenji Kohan’s “Orange is the New Black,” based on the book by Piper Kerman, originally focused itself on Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who was imprisoned in an all-female facility with a woman she used to have a relationship with.

However, the series in recent seasons has deviated from Chapman’s story and emphasised its large ensemble of prisoners played by a diverse cast of women, including Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox.

2. “BoJack Horseman” (2014)


Number of seasons: 4, and renewed for a fifth

Number of episodes so far: 48

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Highest rated season: 2 (100%)*

Lowest rated season: 1 (60%)

“BoJack Horseman” follows a washed-up actor – who happens to be a horse voiced by Will Arnett – as he attempts to get his life on track through a series of stunts that include a book deal and an Oscar campaign. However, he is consistently held back by his own self-doubt and drinking problem. The show deals with heavy themes for an animated comedy, including depression and drug abuse.

*Both season 2 and 3 had 100% Rotten Tomatoes scores, but season 2 had a higher audience score.

2. “House of Cards” (2013)


Number of seasons: 5, and renewed for a sixth (and final) season

Number of episodes so far: 65

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

Highest rated season: 4 (88%)

Lowest rated season: 5 (71%)

“House of Cards” saw power hungry Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) lie, manipulate, and even murder his way into becoming the President of the United States.

However, after a series of sexual assault allegations against Spacey surfaced, Netflix decided to cut ties with the actor. In November, Netflix announced a sixth and final eight-episode season starring Robin Wright, who plays Frank’s wife, Claire. Production resumed on the season in January, with two new co-stars added – Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear.

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