‘Will & Grace’ Earns Additional Episodes and Another Season

Will and Grace Day in LA
‘Will & Grace’ stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes celebrate “Will & Grace Day” (Photo by Robert Trachtenberg / NBC)

NBC’s awarded the revival of the award-winning comedy series Will & Grace another season before the series even returns to the network’s primetime schedule. NBC announced the early renewal along with an order for four more episodes for season one of the show’s rebirth, or season nine if you count the show’s original run. The return of Will & Grace will kick off on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT.

In addition to news on the expanded series order, the show’s stars had another reason to celebrate as they just participated in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate “Will & Grace Day” in Los Angeles. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti read a proclamation praising the series at the ceremony which was held at Stage 22 on the Universal Studios backlot. “It’s so important to bring back the characters represented on this show – now more than ever,” said Garcetti. “No one makes change by yelling at the news coming through their Facebook feed. They make it by embracing and celebrating the diverse faces of America.”

“Wherever there are two men married who can’t get a cake with two grooms on top, we’ll be there. Whenever there’s a transgender person who is not able to pee where they want or serve in the military, we’ll be there. And wherever there’s a straight guy who doesn’t know how to cuff his pants, we’ll be there,” added executive producer Max Mutchnick.

Will & Grace was created by James Burrow who returns to direct and executive produce the new episodes. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are the show’s writers. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their roles as Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen.