NBC has announced that the Will & Grace revival has been commissioned for a 3rd season — before even finishing its 1st!
The sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend living together in New York City garnered 16 Emmys during its initial 8 season run.
Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen spent 11 years off the air before producers decided to top up Karen’s gin and get the original cast of Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullaly back together for a skit prior to the 2016 US election.
So popular was the mini-episode, that an entire season was established to offer a fresh take on being gay, single, and just generally hilarious in today’s dating app, social media obsessed, Netflix climate
In addition to a third season, season 2’s episode count has been increased from 13 to 18.
NBC entertainment chairman, Bob Greenblatt, has said, “We can’t get enough of Will & Grace and 23 more episodes is music to my ears. We’re eternally grateful that Debra, Eric, Sean and Megan feel the same way and wanted to keep this good thing going. I’m overwhelmed by the euphoric response the new show has received from the press and the audience.”
Oh, honey, we can’t wait!