‘Will & Grace’ to return with 10 new episodes, NBC announces

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 13:24:05-05

NEW YORK — It’s official: The Comedy show “Will & Grace” will be returning for a 10-episode revival, NBC confirmed Wednesday.

The four main cast memebers — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally — will be returning for the limited series set to air in 2017-2018. Fans even got a 43-second preview of what to expect.

The cast quickly took to social media to announce to fans that one of TV’s favorite friends group is coming back.

“IT’S OFFICIAL THE GANG IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER on NBC!! #WillandGrace,” Messing, who plays Grace Adler in the series, wrote.

“Hey…can I carpool with one of you guys to work?” Sean Hayes joked on Twitter.

One member who will not be making an appearance is Debbie Reynolds, who played Messing’s mother, Bobbi. Reynolds passed away in December at the age 84, the day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died.

“She was my ‘mom’ for years & I loved her dearly. A legend,” Messing wrote on Twitter after the news broke.

A “Will & Grace” revival has been in the talks since September when a surprise 10-minute video on the presidential election was released. The video was to encourage everyone to vote.

Original executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will resume their role and act as showrunners for the revival. Director James Burrows, who directed the first eight seasons of “Will & Grace,” will also be back.

The show first aired in 1998 and ended in 2006. It was one of the first broadcast programs to feature main, recurring characters that were gay. The series won 16 Emmys and were nominated 83 times.