Fans have been waiting on tenterhooks and it’s official: the NBC sitcom WILL & GRACE is coming back. The network has given the series, which aired its last episode of its eight-season run in 2006, a 10-episode order. The news was revealed at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Wednesday.
Original stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes will all be returning for the revival, alongside original series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, and director James Burrows who helmed every episode of the series.
Buzz of a potential revival has been brewing since the famous foursome reunited for an election-themed video last year that went viral. Since then, star Messing has dismissed any news that the series was officially given a go ahead, but confirmed that they were “in talks.”
The order is the first for NBC’s fall 2017 season. The network has found a major hit this year on the drama side with This is Us and they’ve received positive reviews for the comedy The Good Place but haven’t found a breakout hit in the sitcom space in some time. Fox has found success with revivals of hour-long projects The X-Files, 24, and Prison Break, but NBC struggled with a similar attempt with Heroes: Reborn last year.
You can see the announcement video for the Will & Grace revival below.
Emily J | Staff Writer