Effectively, effectively, effectively, it seems Leslie Jordan was proper in spite of everything. NBC made the official announcement through the Tv Critics Affiliation press tour on Wednesday that the beloved sitcom Will and Grace is coming again! After teasing us with a 10-minute mini-reunion on YouTube in September, the peacock community has ordered 10 episodes of the sequence with stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all reprising their roles. To say the actors may be a little bit excited in regards to the information could also be a slight understatement, if their social media posts are any indication.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) January 18, 2017
— Megan Mullally (@MeganOMullally) January 18, 2017
NBC execs are additionally seemingly excited in regards to the present’s return:
“We’re thrilled that one of many smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC historical past is coming again,” mentioned NBC Leisure chairman Robert Greenblatt. “This groundbreaking sequence for the whole lot from homosexual rights to social and political commentary — all disguised as a high-speed prepare of witty popular culture — is coming again the place it belongs.”
“We began speaking with [show creators] [Max] Mutchnick and [David] Kohan about producing new episodes proper after they shot the key reunion present again in September, and the truth that all 4 of the unique stars have been enthusiastic about getting again into manufacturing is a testomony to the joyful expertise they’d doing practically 200 episodes for eight seasons,” NBC Leisure president Jennifer Salke mentioned. “Few issues minimize by the muddle today, particularly in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is without doubt one of the finest.”
Along with the returning forged members and the present’s creators, James Burrows can be again within the director’s chair for the abbreviated season.
The unique sequence ran from 1998–2006, and followers are already questioning how the brand new sequence will deal with what occurred within the 2006 sequence finale. The unique sequence ended with a section set within the 12 months 2026, when Will and Grace reunite after not seeing one another for 18 years, whereas serving to transfer their children into their faculty dorms. Someway I feel the followers can simply think about that, à la Group, what transpired through the finale was only a glimpse on the “darkest timeline.” All I do know is that I can’t wait to see Will, Grace, Jack and Karen on my TV once more.
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