All good things must come to an end, again!
After being rebooted in 2017, ‘"Will & Grace" will sign-off for good with the conclusion of the revival’s third season in 2020, according to Variety.
“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,” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, and James Burrows said in a joint statement.
The groundbreaking sitcom was instrumental in introducing gay characters to mainstream audiences when it premiered in 1998.
The series made household names of stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes and ran for eight seasons before being cancelled for the first time in 2006.
After an 11-year hiatus, “Will & Grace” returned to NBC primetime in 2017 and drew over 7 million viewers.
“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace,’” the show’s producers continued. “They say you can’t go home again, but we did.”
News of the show’s cancellation caused the cast to send heartfelt messages to fans.
“We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right,” Messing captioned a photo of the cast.
McCormack reiterated the sentiment by saying: “Season 3 of #WillandGrace (well, season 11) will be our grand finale... and it’s gonna be fantastic!”
While Mullally kept it free of any Karen Walker shade by sincerely writing, “A huge thanks to all the FANS and to everyone at Will & Grace for making these revival seasons a reality.”
But it was Hayes who ended it with a laugh by jokingly adding, “We’ll see you in 10 years for the third installment!”
Although the show will return midseason next year, an exact premiere date for the final season has not been announced.