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“Will & Grace” Revival to End With Upcoming Third Season

"We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice."

Get ready to say goodbye to Will, Jack, Grace. and Karen—again.

NBC has announced that the upcoming third season of the Will & Grace revival will be its last. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was the cast and creators’ decision to end the sitcom’s current run.

“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,” said NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy. “A huge thank you to [creators] Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], [director] Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.”

The Will & Grace team returned in 2017 for a 10-episode revival of the Emmy-winning series. Its return was met with critical and fan raves, so the series was eventually renewed for an additional two seasons.

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“We think of the Will and Grace reboot 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 and Grace,” Mutchnick, Kohan, and Burrows said in a statement. “In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will and Grace. They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again. We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.”

Will & Grace originally premiered in 1998 and ran for eight seasons, producing 200 episodes and garnering plenty of awards, including 18 Primetime Emmys. The upcoming third season (11th overall) just went into production last week with a premiere set for 2020.

When we last left the fab foursome, Jack married Estefan at the airport, Will and McCoy got engaged, and Grace left for an impromptu trip with a new love interest. We can only imagine what the new—and final—season has in store.

It’s sad to say farewell, but we feel that goodbyes are never final with Will & Grace.

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