Yep, our prayers have been answered!
‘Will & Grace’, the hit sitcom about two best friends from New York, is reportedly making a comeback. Leslie Jordan – who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Beverley Leslie on the beloved show – confirmed the news in a radio interview.
The 61-year-old star said: “It’s back. Here’s the way it works: NBC has ordered 10 episodes. It’ll be for next season, so they’ll [film] in July.” Even though NBC is yet to confirm this, it’s safe to say the network has been eyeing the ‘Will & Grace’ limited series revival since September.
Back then, stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes filmed a 10-minute election-themed video, discussing Donald Trump’s presidential nomination. The webisode was a viral sensation and Mullally – who played boozy socialite Karen Walker on ‘Will & Grace’ – later teased “there is a very good chance that” the show was coming back.
The actress and singer said: “It’s not happening right this second. I mean, we’re not rehearsing or anything like that. But there is a very good chance that something is going to materialize.” The successful sitcom ran for 8 seasons and scored 16 Emmy wins out of 83 nominations.
By its third season, ‘Will & Grace’ was attracting over 17 million viewers an episode, and had numerous guest stars, such as Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Cher and Alec Baldwin, among others. Debbie Reynolds – who passed away last week – played Grace’s mother, Bobbi Adler. Following the news, Messing posted a touching tribute on Twitter, calling the ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ actress a “legend”.