It has just been announced that “Will & Grace” is coming back to NBC!
The network is resurrecting the TV favorite in the form of a 10-episode limited series. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement, "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.” Watch the new promo for the revival below!
NBC, the cast, and the creators of the show had been in talks since the fall. NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke shared, "We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and 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.”
Before news broke about the "Will & Grace” revival, Eric McCormack spoke to “Extra’s” Renee Bargh in December about reuniting with his cast mates in September for a presidential election skit.
He said, "When we got back together… it reminded us of how easy it is for the four of us to play in that sandbox.”
When Renee asked where the show would pick up if there was a reboot, Eric responded,"We'd wake up in bed beside Suzanne Pleshette, like it never happened... like it just continued.” He was referencing the classic final episode of “Newhart,” in which series star Bob Newhart woke up next to Suzanne Pleshette, who had played his wife on his former sitcom, “The Bob Newhart Show.” The joke was that the entire second series had been a dream.
McCormack went on to say, “The thing about situation comedy... there is great comfort in seeing that situation unchanged."