NBC’s Will & Grace revival doesn’t premiere until next month, but the network has already greenlit another season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to officially ordering a second season of the revival (and its tenth season overall), NBC has also added four new episodes to the upcoming season, which will make the season 16 episodes total. Yesterday, Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the next batch of episodes will ignore the 2006 series finale entirely:
EW has learned exclusively that when the comedy returns Sept. 28 to NBC, Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) will be single, childless, and still living in their infamous New York City apartment — a stark contrast to the sitcom’s 2006 finale, when Grace had a daughter named Laila with husband Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) while Will was raising a son, Ben, with spouse Vincent (Bobby Cannavale). “We spent most of our time trying to figure out what would be the way to make the show the best version of itself coming back after 11 years,” executive producer/creator Max Mutchnick tells EW. “That finale really caused us a lot of grief. You write a finale because a show is over. You never think that it’s coming back again.”
The new season debuts on NBC Thursday, September 28th alongside Superstore, The Good Place, and Great News.