For several months there’s been a lot of talk about whether NBC would bring back Will & Grace for a new season. The US TV network started thinking about it shortly after the success of a pro-Hillary mini-episode that got the cast back together in October.
By December Megan Mullally said the revival had a “A Very Good Chance” of happening, then last month guest star Leslie Jordan seemed to confirm it was definitely happening for 10 new episodes. However, the next day Grace herself, Debra Messing, put the brakes on by saying nothing was confirmed and at that point it was still all just talk.
Now though, it’s been officially announced that Will & Grace will return, with NBC commissioning 10 fresh episodes. Most of the key original cast and crew have signed up to return, with Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes all on-board, as well as creators/executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Just as importantly yhe man who directed every single episode of the original eight seasons, James Burrows, will return to do the same for Season 9.
The new episodes are currently set to air sometime during the 2017/2018 season. And just to confirm they’re not kidding, NBC has released the short video you can see below, to help whet our appetite.