The Emmy-winning Will & Grace is returning to NBC for a new 10-episode limited installment of the hit series, to air during the 2017-18 season.
“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “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.”
Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment added: "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. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and Will & Grace is one of the best."
Original stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally will return, as will the show’s creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. “Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017,” Mutchnick said in a statement.