Both Variety and Deadline are saying that NBC is having “discussions” about the possibility of bringing back Will & Grace for a potential revival. Will & Grace ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC. Sources tell Variety says the revival would be produced by NBCs sister studio Universal Television, but that’s all the information they have right now. Deadline’s sources had a couple more details. They say there’s an idea floating around about making it a one-off 10-episode series. They also still need to secure Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes, and series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. There is also a chance that this new Will & Grace could be a Netflix thing, but again, nothing has been confirmed.
Apparently that Will & Grace reunion that happened last month did a lot more than just get people to think about not voting for Donald Trump. Variety says that NBC started talking about the possibility of a revival after they saw how much Will & Grace fans were losing their minds on social media over that election-themed mini-episode.
Of all the random shows to bring back to life, I am completely behind this one. But if NBC is really doing it for the fans, then this revival should be called Jack & Karen (oh and also Will & Grace). Jack and Karen were clearly the stars of the show. I would be totally ok if 9 out of 10 of those episodes were about Jack and Karen’s modern-day adventures, like Jack discovering the dog filter in Snapchat and Karen Googling shit like “Can you vape vodka.”