OK, we were actually having a really good day up until this point.
The Will and Grace revival wasn’t quite up to its former season’s standard, however, it was a very, very welcome addition into our Sunday hangovers. It was honestly so good having the gang back on our screens, alas, Sean Haynes (Jack McFarland) has confirmed that their next season will in fact be their last.
“We think of the Will & Grace [revival] episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, and James Burrows said in a statement. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”
Hmm… not sure we’re buying that Karen would stop at any number on drinks.
Although, they are right, in a sense. As much as we love the characters, Karen carrying a bottle of prescription painkillers in one hand, and a walking stick in the other isn’t cute. Leave that to the Blanche of the Golden Girls.
“When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance,” said NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy. “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.”
The impact was truly immense, and we’re so grateful they brought it back for one last hurrah.
Sean Hayes confirmed 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.”
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 Hayes (@SeanHayes) July 25, 2019