Well, 2017 might not be so unbearable after all. In the era of revivals, NBC has officially announced the return of Will and Grace. After a surprise election-themed reunion in September, we were left with baited breath wondering if this meant we'd be getting more updates on what the quartette has been up to since the series finale.
The series will return for a 10-episode revival, bringing back all four from the original cast: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally,and Sean Hayes. Co-creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will serve as runners and executive producers, and James Burrows, who directed every episode of the original eight-season run, will reportedly be involved, as well.
"We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back," NBC's Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary—all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture—is coming back where it belongs."
This is great news for such bleak times, when bringing as much queer culture to the mainstream as possible is exactly what's needed. Will and Grace was nominated for 83 total Emmys, picking up 16 of them, and each of the show's key characters won at least one award respectively.
"Dave and I are absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to write what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are thinking about in 2017," Mutchnick said in a statement, though no official return date has been announced.
— NBC (@nbc) January 18, 2017