After months of reports and rumors, NBC has finally officially confirmed that Will & Grace is returning with a 10-episode run.
“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,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.
“Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is one of the best.”
Fans got their hopes up for more episodes when co-star Leslie Jordan told San Diego’s KPBS in December that the beloved sitcom was “absolutely” coming back.
But series star Debra Messing said that there was “nothing beyond talks” happening at the moment.
“Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017,” series co-creator Max Mutchnick said.
“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,” added NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.
No date has been announced but fans should clear their calendars for a fall premiere. The series will return for the 2017/2018 season.