You had to know that eventually the Will & Grace reboot would end the series once again, and now the producers and cast have made the announcement that they’ve all decided to end the series for good in 2020.
In a joint statement the team announced that “We think of the ‘Will & 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 & Grace.’”
The hit comedy series originally aired on NBC for 8 seasons from 1998 to 2006. 11 years later it was decided that the original cast (Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly) would reunite to reboot the series, and for the past two years it’s been a big hit for NBC once again. “In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace,’” the producers said in the statement. “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.”
It’s unclear at the moment when the final season of the reboot will begin airing, but at this point it is expected to begin sometime in the spring of 2020.
“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,” they said.