They’re baaaack! NBC is officially bringing back Will & Grace for a 10-episode run. The revival series will air sometime during the 2017-2018 season.
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will return with original series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan as showrunners and executive producers. Director James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show during its initial eight-year run, is also on board to direct and executive produce.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”
Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, added: “We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and the fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is one of the best.”
Said Mutchnick: “Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017.”