Thursday, July 25, 2019

NBC's 'Will & Grace' to End After 11 Seasons

Will & Grace is coming to an end once more. NBC has today announced that the original comedy series will conclude with its upcoming eleventh season. The final season will again consist of 18 episodes and debut in 2020.

The comedy stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick created the comedy. They executive produce with Adam Barr, Alex Herschlag, Tim Kaiser, Jon Kinnally, Suzanne Martin, Tracy Poust, John Quaintance and director James Burrows. Universal Television, KoMut Entertainment and 3 Princesses and a P Productions produce.

"When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance," said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment. "The impact and legacy of Will & Grace simply can't be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history. A huge thank you to Max, David, Jimmy and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run."

"We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis - 51 is not enough, 53 is too many," added Mutchnick, Kohan and Burrows in a joint statement. "That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace. In 2015, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will & Grace. They say you can't go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we're even more proud of something we never thought we'd get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show's supportive and caring home since day one."

Will & Grace joins The Good Place and Blindspot with airing announced final seasons during the upcoming 2019-20 broadcast season at NBC.