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‘Will & Grace’ is officially returning to NBC for 10 new episodes

The news comes shortly after the crew's secret reunion episode.

 

Nia Wesley

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Published Jan 18, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:33 am CDT

More than 10 years after its season finale, the early 2000s hit Will & Grace is back for 10 episodes with NBC. The network announced the one-season comeback Wednesday morning at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

Original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally are all reported to be in on the new season. Executive producers David Kohan and Mat Mutchnick told E! News in a statement that they’re thrilled to dust off the old gem.

“Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen are thinking about in 2017,” Mutchnick said.

The news comes shortly after the crew shot a secret reunion episode in September. The nostalgia was apparently too great and led them into revival conversations with the network. NBC’s entertainment president Jennifer Salke told CNN that all four characters are ecstatic to return.

“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,” Salke said.

The cast shot a mini-episode back in September speaking out against President-elect Donald Trump while urging the audience to vote via their #VoteHoney campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzae4DKexko

Will & Grace premiered in September of 1998 on NBC, and aired eight seasons into May 2006. There’s no word yet on a release date. Check out the trailer below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDe934lJlqY

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2017, 4:33 pm CST