‘Will & Grace’ Possible Revival in the Works at NBC

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Talks are underway for a potential revival of “Will & Grace” at NBC, Variety has confirmed.

According to sources, Discussions about resurrecting the series first began last month after the cast reunited to create an election-themed video online. Discussions are believed to be in very early stages.

Last month, the show’s four cast members — Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes — gathered to make a nearly 10-minute episode posted online shortly before the start of the Sept. 26 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Messing and other cast members teased the reunion on Twitter the day prior, posting photos from the set. The video and the teaser campaign sparked an outpouring of fan interest on social media.

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“Will & Grace” aired on NBC from 1998 to 2006. Created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, it was the recipient of 16 Primetime Emmy awards over the course of its run. It was one of the first broadcast TV shows to feature gay series regulars. The revival would be produced by NBC’s sister studio Universal Television. Predecessor NBC Studios was responsible for the original series. NBC sources were unaware at the time of the cast and creators’ plans to reunite for the special episode.

“Will & Grace” told the story of two longtime friends and roommates, Will (McCormack), a gay man, and Grace (Messing), a hetero woman, as well as their friends Jack (Hayes) and Karen (Mullally).

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  1. samerica says:

    exactly! the leftist networks and bias media want people to think they are the majority!
    they are not and the lost in the last election shows people are tired of this garbage
    and the fact all networks and news ratings are in the tank. cry babys keep crying.

  2. Patty Haley says:

    I cut the cord a while ago, and every time I read “revival” I’m glad that I did. Will & Grace had a good running, now can we get something new and fresh and original? At some point Networks have to take responsibility for their ratings. You have pummeled the public with dumb reality TV, revivals, too similar shows (how many law & order, CIS, cop shows?) and comedies that are no such thing? Currently I have Hulu, Netflix, Acorn and some cable TV which fits my needs well, so to hell with regular networks who want to make money without original content –the only exception, though, is “This is Us” which is an exceptional show and like nothing that is currently on TV. Get a clue, networks.

  3. Bill says:

    What I heard originally was that the 4 would reunite on a Limited basis, implying that it would not be 26 weekly episodes, but perhaps on a shortened schedule to dovetail between other shows. If it shows the characters have moved on and would involve not only the actor’s but original creative team on a Limited basis,I think that would be great. To be honest, I enjoyed their “live” episode the most. Those LIVE shows really call for the very best of everyone on the spot. I’d love to see more of those.
    With the busy careers of those 4, I think it would be difficult if not impossible for them to leave other projects for this and only this. I also agree with those who discussed that when the original concept writers leave, shows tend to Jump The Shark. I tend to agree Modern Family is headed that way fast. I also agree that if we see Will and Grace in the same old place–not so much–but how they’ve moved on, grown–good or bad, as we all do, then that could be made to be very interesting on a limited basis.

  4. Fred84 says:

    Terrible idea! The show had worn out it’s welcome years before it was cancelled and besides the concept would look so dated now.

  5. Phil Marshall says:

    The fans of Will & Grace say yes, by all means bring it back. As for the naysayers – go watch something else. There are ten million shoot ‘um up cop dramas for you.

  6. They should rename it Old Hags.

  7. fmoran1966 says:

    In contradiction to what looks like 99% of comments posted on this article, I say bring that show back!!! I loved it, and would most definitely watch again. I think it’s just to the left of hysterical how many comments cited the need for originality, when this show was an absolute original – implying the shows to succeed it on the network were so far and away more innovative, entertaining, better. Take it back to Meta-MTV, haters, and mire in unbidden irony there.

  8. fmoran1966 says:

    Oh get f**ked, BillUSA! Please spare this forum, the rest of the world, and your local congregation of your false piety and lazy acquisition of knowledge of your own faith such that your putting homosexuals on blast here in what could be construed as your fiefdom for the day supersedes true Christian behavior towards your fellows. Charity begins at home, with the family. If you actually think television content is that big a threat to your faith or the faith of your children, then that’s grist for the mill of how feeble that faith is to begin with. Such pathetic tripe. Go and read the Sermon on the Mount a few times, and them come back here and dare to defend your disgustingly bigoted comment.

  9. Mason says:

    NBC needs to come up with something original.

  10. Damon Tammas says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake, is there ANY originality left in Hollywood anymore? None? You caught lightning in a bottle once, and then you ruined it by removing the creators and best writers (as is the travesty going on for Modern Family). You’ll never get the magic back. PASS.

    • JB says:

      Have you not looked at all the new shows out there? Netflix original shows alone should shut that argument up. The reboots are extremely rare compared to the new content.

  11. gabe says:

    interesting idea

  12. anonymous says:

    NBC is desperate. They basically have no comedies on their network anymore.

  13. DC Dude says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  14. Yolanda says:

    I’m all for it because that finale was atrocious. Let’s pretend it never happened. It was just a dream of drug-induced Karen Walker.

  15. Tender Puppy! says:

    Considering the last few seasons were atrocious overall, and HCJ’s Leo is a jackass that ruined the show, I’d be interested to have it back AS LONG as they kept Will and Vince together. Otherwise, it’s gonna go back to Grace sleeping around, Will being single and lonely, and nothing’s changed.

  16. Lisa D. says:

    More “Will and Grace”? Yes, please!!!

  17. lindsey says:

    debra messing is an insane maniac who is uniformed and regularly gaslighted progressive thinkers this election. will never watch her again.

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