More often than not, hot-ticket network revivals are usually one-and-done, but Will & Grace fans are at least getting some additional bang for their buck. NBC’s revival of Will, Grace, Jack, Karen and the rest is getting an extension, adding a few more episodes to its run.
It wasn’t any surprise to hear that NBC was mulling a full Will and Grace revival after the surprise election special, though star Debra Messing certainly pumped the brakes on claims the deal was done. Someone may have been doing a bit of fibbing, as NBC now confirms a 10-episode revival in the works.
Will & Grace fans eager for a revival after the 2016 election short got a shot in the arm with star Leslie Jordan’s announcement that a 10-episode order was already placed, but you know what they say when things sound too good to be true. That Debra Messing will publicly humiliate you over them.
Considering the ease with which Will & Grace revived its brand for a short election-themed “episode,” it wasn’t any surprise that NBC would look into an official revival. Word has been vague since then, though star Leslie Jordan says the new series is “absolutely” happening, and has already picked out a shoot date.
The stars of NBC’s Will & Grace went surprisingly all-out for a recent reunion video breaking down the 2016 election, practically staging an entire new episode in the process. Naturally, the viral video made NBC see dollar signs, and an official Will & Grace reunion series is now in development.
They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.
Stephen Colbert might have dominated the late-night landscape with the announcement of his succession to 'Late Show' host David Letterman, but NBC has stolen back a bit of thunder with help from 'SNL' veteran Maya Rudolph. The network has officially scheduled 'The Maya Rudolph Show' variety special for a late May premiere, with guests such as 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and more, but what are the chances of an ongoing series?
For all the heads and attention NBC managed to garner this year with buzzy programming like 'The Sound of Music' live and upcoming 'Rosemary's Baby' remake, it's no secret that its Thursday comedy lineup has tanked to the point that 'Community' and 'Parks and Recreation' are considered the prize-winners. To that end, the Peacock has officially pulled production on Sean Hayes sitcom 'Sean Saves the World,' despite additional episodes ordered.
As controversial as NBC's 'Smash' may have been, many were sad to see the series close out its two year run in recent weeks, even as ousted creator Theresa Beck continued to blast the series. Thankfully, all is not lost as breakout star Megan Hilty will be right back on NBC this fall joining 'Smash' guest star Sean Hayes in new sitcom 'Sean Saves the World.'
While we anxiously await news of NBC's existing bubble series, the peacock network has officially begun handing out its pilot orders for 2013-2014. Jason Katims' 'About a Boy' remake featuring David Walton and Minnie Driver will go to series, as well as J.J. Abrams drama 'Believe,' Dermot Mulroney's 'Crisis' and 'Will and Grace' star Sean Hayes' new sitcom. Get the latest on NBC's new lineup inside!