The cast of legendary gay sitcom Will & Grace are getting back together for a TV special.

The groundbreaking NBC sitcom ran for eight seasons from 1998 until 2006 – and the show has often been hailed as the watershed moment in LGB visibility in the media.

The show featured Eric McCormack as gay lead Will Truman, alongside his roommate and best friend Grace Adler (Debra Messing.

McCormack and Messing are set for an on-screen reunion next month alongside Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) and Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland) for a TV special.

The cast will reunite for the show honouring long-running sitcom director James Burrows – who has directed more than 1,000 episodes of television, from Cheers to Friends to Will & Grace.

According to Hollywood Life, Hayes revealed at the Television Critics Association: “We’ve confirmed all casts from all shows. On January 24 we tape, and it airs February 21.

“It’s the reunion of all reunion shows. It’s going to be unlike anything everyone’s ever seen.”

The Smithsonian museum previously launched a new collection to mark the history of LGBT people, which will include props from Will & Grace.

Showrunner David Kohan said: “The fact that it’s in the American history [museum], maybe we were a part of something that was bigger than we ever imagined.

“These particular guests that were invited into people’s living rooms happened to be your gay friends.

“I don’t think people really had the opportunity to have that before, and it served to, I think, make people recognize that your close friends were gay.”

Get excited for the TV special with some vintage Will and Grace below: