IT’S OFFICIAL: Will & Grace announces 10-episode comeback
NBC has officially announced the long-rumoured comeback of gay sitcom Will & Grace.
It was announced today that the beloved gay sitcom has been renewed for a 10-episdode comeback, with Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprising their roles.
Talks have been rumoured for several months, after the show was revived for a one-off election skit, but a video from NBC confirmed the news.
The network said: “Will. Grace. Karen. Jack. TV’s favourite foursome is coming back to NBC!”
Debra Messing tweeted: “IT’S OFFICIAL !!! THE GANG IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER on @NBC!”
Eric McCormack added: “Okay, NOW it’s official! Will & Grace – The Reunion is Coming”.
The 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 reunion has been rumoured for months, with indiscreet guest star Leslie Jordan blabbing about the news last month ahead of the reveal.
The show’s long-anticipated revival was originally commissioned for just 10 episodes, but in a show of confidence NBC has extended the order to 12.
Will & Grace star Debra Messing has also hinted that the show’s revival will feature transgender issues.
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When it was originally on the air, the show was frequently criticised for its poor portrayal of lesbians and bisexuals while focusing on gay men.
The show will also address the Trump administration, after an election-themed episode that aired last year.
Last year, Messing said she regrets that the show did not go on for longer.
She also recently shared a touching note from gay flight attendant who says the show “helped him come out”.
The cast starred in a very musical trailer ahead of the revival of the show, earlier this year.