NBC Wants More ‘Will And Grace’ So Expanded Version Will Return With 12 New Episodes
Will and Grace ran on the peacock network NBC from September 1998. It ran for eight successful seasons, garnering critical success and great ratings along the way.
Now, in a time when revivals are just the way T.V. is going, it is no surprise that NBC renewed Will and Grace for season 9 of 10 episodes. More good news? That 10 was wrong it’s been upped to twelve episodes now. The revival has emerged as a top asset to the network. The Emmy-winning comedy has been awaiting its chance at a revival and much wanted.
The show was featured front and centre in the NBCUniversal’s upfront spots which was unveiled these past few days, which shows the company’s portfolio of networks in full. This new ninth season will reunite the cast of the original eight seasons, Will and Grace themselves Eric McCormack and Debra Messing respectively. Don’t worry as Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes also return.
This revival comes after a mini themed election episode that aired recently which sparked a new interest in the show. Now a decade after its finale the show is expected to pick up in real time. Creators/executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and Director/executive producer James Burrows return for the shows limited ninth season.
Mutchnick was the mastermind that brought the cast together for the mini reunion episode in light of the elections. They got the cast together again as well as reassembling the original set. The mini-episode was written by Mutchnick and other co-creator David Koohan with touch-ups done by Gary Janetti and Bill Wrubel- Will and Grace alums. At the moment, Mutchnick has another potential project at NBC called Relatively Happy which is a multi-camera comedy pilot.
The project is being eyed as a potential companion to will and Grace. Will and Grace aired from 1998-2006, it was one of the last epic shows in NBC’s must-see lineup. It was a timeless comedy classic. The show has a great Legacy winning multiple awards such as 16 Emmys, which includes best comedy series. The show is also credited for opening the doors for other LGBT TV characters as the series featured its first openly gay character. There is much excitement for this revival.