Sad news for Will & Grace fans this morning following news that the popular sitcom will be coming to an end again.
The comedy series earned a reboot back in 2017, coming back to life since it first ended in 2006 on it’s eighth original season.
But it’s since been announced by the NBC network that the revival will end following it’s third season (or 11th season all up).
“When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance. 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,” NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy said in a statement.
“A huge thank you to Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.”
Show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, along with the director and executive producer James Burros, also issued a statement saying that the decision came from them and the cast.
“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,” they said.
“In 2016, 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,” the statement continued.
They concluded by thanking everyone involved in creating the long-running series, including the cast, the writers, the production team and of course all of the fans who remained loyal to the show.
The 18-episode third revival season will air during the 2019-2020 TV season but no official date has been announced yet.
So looks like you’ve got a bit of time to prepare yourself to say goodbye to Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes’ characters for good.
Check out their goodbye messages to fans below!
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. ❤️
Love to you all.
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) July 25, 2019