Finally, the Will and Grace new season has been announced after months of talks for its return. NBC picked up the show for ten episodes and it will be aired in time for the 2017-2018 season.
Along with a clip, NBC entertainment President Jennifer Salke revealed this news during her presentation in the Television Critics Association on Wednesday. According to Deadline, the series picks up ten years after the finale in 2006.
It will be revived with the original cast Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes. As per the source, Universal TV was also able to secure Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who were the creators and executive producers of the series.
Veteran director James Burrows will also be joining the series at its helm. In previous seasons, he directed many episodes of the franchise.
Surprisingly, NBC was quite determined to have Will and Grace season 9 remain in the network. This has not been the common case especially in recruiting the original cast once again.
NBC on the Will and Grace new season
Moreover, it can be remembered that the series had a short reunion in September 2016. The cast got together filming a ten minute scene, Rolling Stones reported. It was aired during the first Presidential Debate with a story focusing on the election.
As expected, viewers believed that they were the same as ever ten years ago. The said reunion gathered over seven million viewers. Since then, speculations about a long term comeback surfaced.
“We are 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,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt shared.
Moreover, the series aired on NBC from 1996 to 2006. Before it ended, the show left a high standard legacy.
It won 16 Emmys, including the Best Comedy Series award. Fans will soon find out what the Will and Grace new season prepared for everyone.
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