That's right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous foursome is back. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this exclusive 16-episode Will & Grace event, beginning Thursday, September 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and continuing on for a just-announced second season. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV's wittiest ensemble ever.
The trailer debuted on NBC YouTube with the network also announcing four additional episodes, bringing the new season up to 16 episodes. The cast includes Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. No new cast members have been announced thus far for the new season, and the network hasn't exactly been very forthcoming about plot details thus far. Still, the four main cast members are in fact back, and that's the most important thing to consider, especially when some recent TV reboots have been missing a cast member or two, like the Olsen Twins refusing to come back for Fuller House.
The Will and Grace revival essentially got started back in September, when it was revealed that all four cast members were coming back for a special episode centering on the controversial Presidential election. After original cast member Leslie Johnson revealed in December that a revival is in fact happening, the news was made official a few weeks later, issuing 10 new episodes for Will & Grace, that was later expanded to 12 episodes and now 16 episodes. While the network has confirmed that a second revival season is in fact happening, it remains to be seen if this will also be a 16-episode season.
NBC announced in June that the Will & Grace premiere will air Thursday, September 28 at 9 PM ET. The show will fit right in with the network's Thursday night comedy block, which begins at 8 PM ET with Superstore, followed by The Good Place at 8:30 PM, with Great News following Will & Grace at 9:30 PM before the hit drama series Chicago Fire closes out the night at 10 PM. In the 9 PM time slot, Will & Grace will have to compete against the likes of ABC's hit drama series Scandal, CBS' NFL Thursday Night Football through September and October, before Mom takes over on November 2, Fox's new sci-fi comedy The Orville and The CW's hit superhero series Arrow.
Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will write and executive produce Will & Grace, with Alex Herschlag, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally also executive producing. James Burrows will direct and executive produce. Will & Grace is produced by Universal Television. With just over a month before this highly-anticipated revival returns to the airwaves, it remains to be seen how much more footage will be shown until the fall premiere. Take a look at the new Will & Grace trailer below as we prepare for the return of this iconic sitcom.