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Will & Grace Revival Is Canceled

Will & Grace Revival Is Canceled

Will and Grace

The groundbreaking series will end in its upcoming season.


Will & Grace is coming to an end once more.

The groundbreaking gay NBC series featuring Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Hayes) will conclude at the end of the revival's third season -- the show's 11th season overall, reports Deadline.

Will & Grace came back to network television in 2017 in response to the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president (a viral campaign video for Hillary Clinton helped), and its much-heralded return was featured in a cover story for The Advocate. The show's early tagline, "Make America Gay Again," was a pushback to his administration's homophobic and sexist policies.

In a statement, George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, the cochairmen of NBC Entertainment, praised the legacy of Will & Grace, which Vice President Joe Biden once credited with changing hearts and minds toward LGBTQ people and marriage equality. They also praised the sitcom's co-creators, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, as well as its longtime director, James Burrows.

"When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance," said Cheeks and Telegdy. "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."

Mutchnick and Kohan released their own statement to fans, which concluded, "It was a privilege to make you laugh." In full:

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.

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.

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.

Of course, actors as brilliant as these four are only as good as the words they're given. The Will & Grace writing room has been a dream team that has consistently lifted the show to heights we never could have achieved on our own with their collective humor, warmth, and humanity.

The hardest part about making this decision is saying goodbye to our outstanding production team and crew who, over two decades, brought passion and artistry to every department. If we had just one more season, we would have learned their names. So, thank you Handlebar Mustache, Cheese Lady, and Cargo Shorts #1 - #12. We will always think of you as family.

And finally, our deepest gratitude goes to each and every Will & Grace fan across the world. It was a privilege to make you laugh.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.