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'Will & Grace' Revival Renewed For Second Season Ahead Of Return

The 'Will & Grace' revival has yet to air but NBC is already giving it a second season.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced the 13-episode second season at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour and confirmed the first season would be 16 episodes.

Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally were also at the event.

Asked if the series would be more political given the climate in the country, McCormack said: "I think that still, first and foremost, the job is to be funny. Will that include political and cultural things? Of course it will. First and foremost, it's a funny show."

"Our show is not a news show. Our show is a situation comedy," he said.

Mullally said she knew she wanted to return to the show as soon as they did the 10-minute short before the first presidential debate.

"It felt like coming home and we laughed so hard and for the last year," Messing said of their first table read back together.

"I'll speak for myself, it's been a confusing time. I haven't laughed very much. To come back together and to laugh out-loud and to be surprised by one another and to have new stories to tell and have the opportunity to do it, it's a no brainer. It's just a beautiful, crazy thing that's happened."

Fans will remember 'Will & Grace' ended with a flash-forward 20 years into the future with Will and Grace no longer BFFs but reunited because of their children.

But producers explained on Thursday that the reboot will ignore the events of the flash-forward, which they're pushing further out for now.

"The finale was written when there was no anticipation of ever continuing the show," Greenblatt said. "What I say is we're moving the finale from here to out here. It may still stand at some point."

The 'Will & Grace' reboot debuts on September 28.

August 4, 2017 |

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