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'Will & Grace' To Revive and Return
January 18, 2017  | By Linda Donovan
 

“Honey, what’s going on? What’s happening?”

Fans of Will & Grace recognize Karen Walker’s (Megan Mullally) fabulous and frequent quote, and today there is a somewhat unexpected answer: The groundbreaking sitcom, which aired from 1998 to 2006, is getting a second run.

According to Deadline, NBC announced at the TCA Press Tour in Pasadena today, along with a quick video, that a 10-episode run of the series will debut during the 2017/18 season.

Will & Grace isn’t the first show to come back for another visit. That strategy has likely been a solid bet and money maker for content providers recently. Gilmore Girls, Fuller House, and the coming resurrection of Twin Peaks this year are a few of the latest, so clearly this is a trend with the popular sitcom the latest to sign on.

Last September, social media exploded with hints from the show’s stars that something was developing in the Truman/Adler apartment on the Upper West Side of New York. Fans were rewarded the day of the first Presidential debate (below) with a YouTube short of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen (Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Mullally, top) arguing about the presidential nominees. Other pop culture topics were discussed, too, or it wouldn't be Will & Grace.

Apparently, all involved were just as thrilled with the results as the Will & Grace supporters because the whole dysfunctional bunch decided to sign on after a decade away.

We're thinking loyal fans will be more than satisfied with one season if that's all that is coming. The show's comic timing remains one of its trademark draws that seems easily revived in the pre-election short.

As Jack (Hayes) might say, “Peter, Paul, and Mary, this is fabulous!”


 
 
 
 
 
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