Quick Hits: Grace and Frankie get Lisa Kudrow; The Magicians, The Path renewed

There is an array of different stories that we feel are worthy of some discussion today, but with this edition of our CarterMatt Quick Hits, we’re starting with Lisa Kudrow!

According to Netflix, Kudrow will be appearing on the fourth season of Grace and Frankie, which is now officially renewed. Her role is that of a woman named Sheree, described as “Grace’s longtime manicurist whose newfound friendship with Grace irks Frankie and threatens to drive a wedge between the titular ladies.” Any chance to spur along some conflict between some of the leading ladies on the show is something worth celebrating.

You can take a look at a first-look photo between the three of them above; new episodes of the show are still many months off, but we definitely feel like this is going to make for a good time.

As for some other news of the day…

The Magicians renewed for a third season – Given that this is one of the signature series on Syfy, we can’t say that we’re altogether shocked by the news. Nonetheless, this definitely does still make us smile that the network is apparently going to be giving us a 13-episode season 3, which should premiere at some point in 2018. This renewal is coming just two episodes from the end of season 2. We wish the show did have higher live+same day ratings, but it is actually one of the few on broadcast or cable to actually improve its overall average, even without DVR numbers taken into consideration, from season 1. Anytime you see upward trajectory, you renew the (bleep) out of it. That’s our feeling anyway.

The Path also renewed for season 3 – Let’s keep the good news going. The drama, starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy, will return for 13 more episodes coming in 2018. There’s a whole lot to be excited about here, especially since it gives Hulu some further credibility in their scripted drama department. They’re comedy lineup is pretty great and robust, but they probably need even more great hits to go along with The Path.

Ultimately, it’s nice to be able to write about three great shows in a single article, especially when all of them have their future on TV secured for a while. Isn’t that a cause for some celebration? As always, we welcome your thoughts with a comment!

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