According to new reports, NBC is considering reviving “Will & Grace,” the show that, for many viewers, established roommate and relationship goals for years to come. It is being reported that talks are underway regarding a 10-episode revival.
The show, which first debuted in 1998, was lauded for being one of the first shows to bring gay characters to mainstream television. It ran on NBC for eight seasons, and won 16 Emmys during its tenure. The show followed the story of Will; played by Eric McCormack, and Grace; played by Debra Messing, who share an apartment and much of their lives with one another. Also starring in the show are Megan Mullaly and Sean Hayes. Should the series truly return to the silver screen, Variety reports that it would be produced by NBC’s sister studio Universal Television.
The idea first emerged last month after the stars of the show joined forces to film a 10-minute webisode that aired online just before the first presidential debate. After fans collectively lost their minds over the Will & Grace cast’s (very) brief election-themed return, creators began discussing bringing the series back (in some capacity) in earnest.
The 10-minute clip, which can be seen on YouTube, has more than six million views, and at the time, Messing (who plays Grace), noted that she would “never say never” about reprising one of her most famous roles. “I think that the logistics of all of our lives — there would just be way too many things to hammer out,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “But for something shorter-lived and maybe having the limitations of being on network TV lifted may give us a fun, fresh opportunity because we could be really, really naughty!”
So if you’ve missed your and Grace’s gay best friend, you may just be in luck.
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