Well, its official, NBC made the announcement at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday, ordering a ten episode limited revival of Will & Grace for the 2017-2018 season.
“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”
Sam Mutchnick (showrunner and executive producer) – “Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017.”
“We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September,” said President of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke. “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. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and Will and Grace is one of the best.”
Showrunners Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will be executive producers and James Burrows will direct and also serve as an executive producer.
Will & Grace return later this year for the 2017-2018 TV season.