About a month after Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen reunited in a video about the presidential election, NBC started talking about the possibility of bringing them all back for a one-off season consisting of 10 episodes. Entertainment Weekly reports today that NBC made it happen and a Will & Grace revival is coming.
NBC announced the news that they swiped “approved” on a Will & Grace revival at the Television Critics Association’s press tour earlier today. Most of the information we got back in October is correct. It will be 10 episodes and will be a limited series. NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said this about Will & Grace 2.0:
“We’re 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.”
We also have some new information. The Will & Grace revival will air sometime in the 2017-2018 television season, and pretty much everyone will be involved. Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show, will be back to direct the revival episodes as well as produce. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, and Sean Hayes all confirmed on Twitter that they’re in.
SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THIS!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤??????????? https://t.co/Hl42PsZxl8
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) January 18, 2017
Yeah, but remember the rule: shower EVERY day. Agreed? https://t.co/p8h3Jk7oZI
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) January 18, 2017
I’m guessing Megan Mullally hasn’t tweeted about it yet because she’s too busy pulling all of Karen Walker’s body shapers and cleavage-popping power bitch suit jackets out of storage. The only bummer part of this news is that Debbie Reynolds left us before she could come back and play Grace’s mom Bobbi Adler. We’ll just have to assume she’s making Grace neurotic from up in Heaven.
Will & Grace is the latest TV show to be brought back from the grave, which means I am once again filled with hope that any show can be brought back with enough fan interest. If Hollywood needs any ideas, I hear there’s a whole bunch of fans who would really love a 10-episode Lush Life revival. I don’t think I’m – I mean, they – are asking for too much.