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Leslie Jordan Confirms “Will & Grace” Returning To NBC

"Not perhaps… absolutely."

We asked, we pleaded, we prayed—and our prayers have been answered: Leslie Jordan has confirmed that Will & Grace is coming back to NBC for a 10 episode run.

Jordan, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of fey munchkin Beverley Leslie, told San Diego’s KPBS that the beloved sitcom is “absolutely” coming back. The 61-year-old actor added that NBC had ordered 10 episodes and shooting would begin in July.

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The special election-themed webisode that premiered in September was a viral sensation, and W&G star Megan Mullally later teased “there is a very good chance that” the show was coming back, a decade after it left the air.

“It’s not happening right this second,” she told PrideSource. “I mean, we’re not rehearsing or anything like that. But there is a very good chance that something is going to materialize.”

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Jordan’s confirmation suggests he’ll be involved in the new episodes—how that would work is not clear, as Beverly Leslie was last seen blown off of a balcony by a strong wind to his death.

But, honestly, who cares?

Below, watch a supercut of Will & Grace holiday moments.
 

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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