In one of the least surprising announcements of the week, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke revealed on Tuesday that the network has ordered a new 10-episode season of "Will & Grace."
Rumors of a possible reunion season had been rampant since last September, when the show's original four main cast members reunited to film a 10-minute episode related to the presidential election.
The limited series will reunite Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally with series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will serve as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed the entire eight-season run of the original series, will serve as director and executive producer on the revival. The new episodes will be produced and distributed by Universal Television.
"We started talking with Mutchnick and Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and the fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is one of the best."