Following on the heels of Fox's resurrection of the X-Files last year for a limited-run season, and Twin Peaks waiting in the wings at Showtime, NBC has decided to pull Will & Grace out of the closet. The Emmy winning series ran for eight years from 1998-2006 and continues to do well in syndication.
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke made the announcement at this week's
dog & pony show TCA presentation. Salke indicated that these new episodes will he conducted as if it were its ninth season.
The new season will bring back all of the original core cast of Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally with series creators and showrunners Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. James Burrows was the the original series director and will return to reprise as both director and executive producer on the revival.
"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," Salke said. "Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and 'Will and Grace' is one of the best."
You can watch the announcement in the video below: