‘Will And Grace’ Confirms 10-Episode Revival for NBC 2017-18 Season
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.
NBC made the announcement at the outset of its TCA press tour panel, setting a fresh ten episodes of the Emmy-winning NBC comedy to bow sometime in the 2017-2018 season. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are all aboard, with series creators Max Mutchnik and David Kohan also signing on, joined by series director James Burrows.
Said NBC of the announcement:
We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back. This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary – all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture – is coming back where it belongs.
Back in October, NBC began talks revive the Emmy-winning comedy with a 10-episode limited series order, though no deals were officially in place with stars or creators. The idea came about after the viral success of September’s “Vote Honey” video, which saw the assembled cast reuniting for a ten-minute “episode” about Jack (Hayes)’s indecision in the 2016 election.
Further details are likely forthcoming, so stay tuned for more on Will & Grace’s return, and watch the original video below.