Since September, British fans of Will & Grace having been looking across the pond enviously, as American viewers have been treated to new episodes of the show. However, there’s been no news on when – or even if – it would arrive in the UK.
That’s changed though, as Will himself, Eric McCormack, has confirmed that Channel 5 has picked up the rights and will begin airing the show in January. Deadline adds that the first episode of the rebooted show will screen in Britain on January 5th, in between episodes of Celebrity Big Brother.
The reboot has proven a success in the US, as before the first new episode aired, TV network NBC had already expanded the original order from 12 to 16 new episodes, as well as commissioning a second season with 10 more new instalments. Once it did make it to screen, it’s proved a ratings winner.
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally have all returned to the show following a 10-year break. It once more follows the adventures of gay lawyer Will and his straight best friend Grace, as well as their flamboyant friend Jack, and the snobby, rich Karen.
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) December 4, 2017