On Wednesday, NBC announced that it has officially ordered a limited 10-episode revival of their beloved TV show, Will & Grace. That sound you hear is hearts exploding with happiness all around the world.
According to EW, the network made the announcement on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, with NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt saying,
We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back. 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.
The show, which will air in the 2017-2018 season, will feature the same cast (Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally).
It gets better—Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the show's original creators, will be the showrunners and executive produce, and James Burrows, the director of every episode of the show in all eight seasons (1998 to 2006), is reportedly going to direct these episodes (as well as executive produce).
Will they start from where it officially ended, with best friends Will and Grace ran into each other while moving their kids into college (after a falling out that apparently lasted for years) or will it just be the same old gang, like the election special they did recently?
At the press event, Mutchnik added, “Dave [Kohan] and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017.” And fans everywhere are thrilled about the opportunity to watch their revival.