If you were saving your “Just Jack” jazz hands for 2020, then you might want to brush up on your moves a little early. NBC has made the surprise announcement that the Will & Grace revival’s final season will debut on Thursday, October 24.
Yeah, that’s next week. The new batch of 18 episodes wasn’t originally scheduled to premiere until next year.
That’s not the only Will & Grace news to drop. In the new preview for the farewell season, it is revealed that Grace (Debra Messing) is pregnant. Cue the old mommy jokes! The identity of Grace’s baby daddy isn’t divulged—nor is any reference made to Grace already having had a baby with Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) in the original series.
Will & Grace, which ran on NBC for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, returned in 2017 to become the network’s top-rated comedy. NBC announced in July that the upcoming third season of the revival, the sitcom’s 11th season overall, will be its last. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was the cast and creators’ decision to end the show.
“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 in a statement. “The impact and legacy of Will & 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.”
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 else the new season has in store.