The Will & Grace revival has been canceled. It will end following Season 3.
After a total of 11 seasons, eight under the first run and three under the revival, Will & Grace is saying good-bye. Deadline broke the news today the NBC comedy will launch its final season at the beginning of 2020.
“We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace,” show creators Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows shared in a joint statement.
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For all “Will & Grace" fans, I am sharing the news that this is going to be our last and final season (which premieres this winter). To everyone who watched the first run and to everyone that encouraged this reboot, we did it all for you. What a blast it’s been reliving these characters for these three seasons. Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to entertain you. I am forever grateful. ❤️ We’ll see you in 10 years for the third installment! 😃 Love to you all. Sean
Their message continued to explain further the choice, as well as praise the cast.
“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. It’s been the highlight of our careers to write for and direct four incredible artists who we consider to be the finest and funniest ensemble sitcom cast of all time Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes,” the statement read.
It is never easy to say good-bye, which is why everyone involved with Will & Grace is happy to give fans time to adjust to the news. The revival excessed expectations beyond belief, but it was never intended to be a long-running revival. After all the talented cast and crew are all very busy with other projects.
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ANNOUNCEMENT~ to the best fans IN THE WORLD, W&G fans, we wanted to tell you that this will be the last season of the Reboot. The creative team (pictured) got together and we decided it was the right time. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to reunite and do the show AGAIN. It was only supposed to be 10 episodes, but because of you, the fans, it has turned into 3 YEARS. What a miracle. We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right. THANK YOU @nbc and @bobgreenblattpics for bringing us all back together. We have been spoiled,once again, by brilliant writers and producers, and the best crew in town. I love you all. ❤️
Will & Grace ended its original run in 2006. Ten years later, Jack, Karen, Will, and Grace were back together again. Although ratings soared during the first season, the second season saw a significant drop in viewership.
Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, and Megan Mullally have all shared messages thanking fans for the opportunity to play these iconic characters again. They have also made it clear they intend to enjoy their last season together and hope the viewers do as well.
Cue the montage of last moments as fans and the cast of Will & Grace brace for the show to end again. Are you sad the NBC comedy has been canceled?