“We all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”
Will & Grace is coming to an end (again).
This week, the show’s executive producers confirmed that its upcoming 11th season – which will air in 2020 – will be its last. The show originally concluded in 2006 after its eighth season but returned for two more seasons in 2017.
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes all reprised their roles, and the show was met with continued critical acclaim. However, it failed to match the amount of viewers as the original run.
Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows said in a statement: “We think of the Will & Grace [revival] 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.”
George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment co-chairmen, added: “When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance.
“The impact and legacy of Will and 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 [creators] Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.”
After the news became public, Hayes (Jack) wrote on Twitter: “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.