Dolly Parton to reunite with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on Grace and Frankie

The three superstars originally starred together in the iconic movie 9 to 5

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda at the Emmy Awards, 2017
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The cast of Netflix’s hit show Grace and Frankie are saying hello, Dolly for the upcoming seventh season.

Dolly, Jane and Lily have been friends since filming 9 to 5 together in 1980 and now the fab three are reuniting for Grace and Frankie’s final season.

Netflix confirmed the country superstar would be guest starring in the show when it returns at some point in 2022, though little else was revealed about who she would be playing or how she would interact with Jane and Lily.

Dolly previously said she'd been trying to guest star on the show in an interview on the U.K. chat show Lorraine.

She said, "I've been trying to do Grace and Frankie for years. We worked so well together on 9 to 5, it's a crazy wonderful show."

"We've been trying to write me in somehow. So when it's safe for us to actually do a production, when they're back, I'll probably get around to doing that."

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 1980

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Since appearing in 9 to 5 together, Dolly, Jane and Lily have sporadically reunited, with one of their more memorable appearances being at the 2017 Emmy Awards where the trio made a jab at President Donald Trump.

The series has proven to be one of Netflix’s most enduring shows, lasting for seven seasons.

In the show, Jane plays Grace and Lily plays Frankie, two women whose lives get turned upside down after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson, respectively) come out as gay and confirm they’ve been in a secret relationship together for years.

Grace and Frankie, two very different women, learn to find friendship in each other and eventually grow a business together and support one another as they navigate life, love and loss as newly single 70somethings together.

The final season of Grace and Frankie dropped its first four episodes of the 16-episode season earlier this year, with the rest set to launch in 2022. The show will close out with 94 total episodes, making it Netflix’s longest-running original series to date.

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