NBC announced today that the Will & Grace revival has received its second renewal since returning to television, for what will be the show's 11th season overall. The early pickup comes with two episodes remaining in its ninth season, ensuring the Emmy Award-winning comedy will be on the air for the foreseeable future.
The series wasted no time in picking up where it left off after returning to TV last fall. The revival has garnered praise for capturing the essence of the original series and being able to return to form without missing a beat. The show was even nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award in the Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy category.
Will & Grace originally premiered in 1998 and during its eight years on the air it became a staple in the peacock network's Must See TV comedy lineup on Thursday nights. Rumors of a revival first started when the cast reunited in the fall of 2016 for an online special urging Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election. And while that was done without any involvement from NBC, it was enough for the network to start thinking about bringing the show back.
Today's Season 11 renewal is for 18 episodes that will premiere in the fall of the 2019-2020 season. As for Season 10, which returns this fall, its original order of 13 episodes has now been expanded to 18 as well.