Farewell tour

NBC cancels ‘Will & Grace’… again

All good things come to an end. Twice?

On Thursday, NBC announced that the upcoming season of the Will & Grace revival will be its last. The cancelation appears to have been a unified decision from the show’s creative team.

When the show, created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnik, first premiered in 1998, it marked a new moment in LGBTQ visibility for mainstream audiences. It ran for eight seasons and was revived in 2017 to much acclaim (and even a mention of Queerty in the premiere).

Mutchnik, Kohan and executive producer David Barrows released this statement:

“We think of the Will & Grace [revival] episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,’ they said. ‘That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”

Here’s how the cast reacted to the news:

Sean Hayes tweeted:

For all “Will & Grace” fans, I am sharing the news that this is going to be our last and final season (which premieres this winter). To everyone who watched the first run and to everyone that encouraged this reboot, we did it all for you.

Love to you all.
Sean

Debra Messing wrote on Instagram:

ANNOUNCEMENT~ to the best fans IN THE WORLD, W&G fans, we wanted to tell you that this will be the last season of the Reboot. The creative team (pictured) got together and we decided it was the right time. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to reunite and do the show AGAIN. It was only supposed to be 10 episodes, but because of you, the fans, it has turned into 3 YEARS. What a miracle. We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right. THANK YOU @nbc and @bobgreenblattpics for bringing us all back together. We have been spoiled,once again, by brilliant writers and producers, and the best crew in town. I love you all.

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ANNOUNCEMENT~ to the best fans IN THE WORLD, W&G fans, we wanted to tell you that this will be the last season of the Reboot. The creative team (pictured) got together and we decided it was the right time. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to reunite and do the show AGAIN. It was only supposed to be 10 episodes, but because of you, the fans, it has turned into 3 YEARS. What a miracle. We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right. THANK YOU @nbc and @bobgreenblattpics for bringing us all back together. We have been spoiled,once again, by brilliant writers and producers, and the best crew in town. I love you all. ??

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Eric McCormack shared the same photos and wrote:

Well, we’re taking this one out like we brought it in: with love, laughs, gratitude… and on our own terms. Season 3 of #WillandGrace (well, season 11) will be our grand finale… and it’s gonna be fantastic!

Megan Mullally shared a selfie video and wrote:

our little sketch is coming to an end… again! a huge thanks to all the FANS and to everyone at Will & Grace for making these revival seasons a reality. we’re shooting Season 3 right now, and all 18 episodes will begin airing on NBC #january #2020. see you all there and thank you again for supporting #willandgrace

The premiere date for season 11 of Will & Grace has not yet been announced.