You may have heard the rumours that were circulating when Leslie Jordan (who played recurring character Beverly Leslie) said that our favourite gay ’90s sitcom was returning to our screens. And you may have felt your heart sink when you saw Debra Messing shoot them down on Twitter shortly after. But it turns out Jordan was right, Will & Grace is coming back for a 10 episode season!
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told Variety, “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”.
Messing herself is obviously quite excited, judging by her Twitter.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
When talking to Vanity Fair‘s Hilary Weaver, Messing also commented, “you know, there’s no reason to expect Will & Grace to be any different than it was in its heyday. And I think that’s going to be the fun. We’re going to do what we always did — express social and pop and political issues in a creative and funny way.”
The thing fans are wondering though is what they’ll do with the timeline: the series finale had us see Will and Grace’s falling out before they crossed paths only when their children moved into the same college dorm; yet the election episode just ignored all of that happened. Whichever happens, we’ll be ecstatic.