NBC has finally announced that Will & Grace will be coming back to the network for a 10-episode limited series.
All four of the cast members — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally—have signed on. And show creators, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, will be back as well, functioning as the show runners and executive producers.
The cast reunited a few months ago in an online video in support of Hillary Clinton during her campaign, and ever since then, cast members have been dropping hints that the show’s comeback was imminent.
“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke added: “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. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is one of the best.”
Per NBC’s release, the show was the highest rated sitcom in the 18-49 demo between 2001 and 2005 and earned 16 Emmy awards.