It’s back, honey! Will and Grace is officially returning to NBC for a 10-episode revival, the network announced Tuesday.
Stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are all signed on to return, in addition to creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will once again executive produce and serve as showrunner on the series. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the original series, is also back on board as executive producer and director.
Were thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back, said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblattin 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.
Revival talks began in earnest following the election-themed reunion special that went viral in the fall, according to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.
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,” Salke said. “Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and Will and Graceis one of the best.
A premiere date for the new season has not been set yet.
Watch the announcement for Will and Grace – The Reunion below.