However, if Leslie Jordan is to be believed, the show’s return is definitely happening. Jordan played Karen’s social rival Beverlie Leslie in the series, becoming a bit of a fan favourite in the process, as well as winning an Emmy for the role. In a recent interview with radio station KPBS, the actor/comedian said, “It’s back! Here’s the way it works: [NBC] has ordered 10 [episodes]. It’ll be for next season, so they’ll go in in July.”
Although that sounds like pretty firm confirmation, we should probably wait for an official announcement before we get too excited, although Mullally’s recent comments have been very positive. However, as Jordan plays a side-character, while he’s probably been contacted, he may not have been involved in the final negotiations or party to decisions firsthand.