Wednesday, 18 January 2017

NBC Revives Will & Grace

That's right folks, the good ol' big bosses of Hollywood have revived the uber successful comedy Will & Grace.
The show will return for a 10 episode ninth season on NBC during the 2017-18 season. The news follows intense negotiations between NBC, Universal TV and the stars of the show. In September the cast reunited for a special online short to promote the then upcoming presidential election which has proven popular. 

The revival news comes as more and more shows are being revived following Netflix ordering more episodes of Arrested Development and Gilmore Girls as well as a spin-off Fuller House. Series creators, writers and executive producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will be returning as will director James Burrows (who directed every episode during the show's initial run).

Will & Grace was incredibly successful during its initial run and continues to make lots of money in syndication (which is how I came across the show many years ago). The show revolves around two best friends: Will (Eric McCormack) a gay lawyer and Grace (Debra Messing) a straight interior designer who live together in an apartment close to Grace's "employee" Karen (Megan Mullaly) and Will's friend Jack. The show helped to educate the general public on LGBT issues and has gone on to become on of the most critically acclaimed and beloved sitcoms ever.  Even the Queen of Pop Madonna guest starred in an episode. I think we can all agree Will & Grace has one of the best opening theme songs ever!

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