NBC has some big surprises in store for Will & Grace fans!
The 11th and final season which was originally supposed to air in 2020 has been bumped, which means it now premieres next week!
On Wednesday, October 16 the network announced that it has made some changes in terms of shows and scheduling which allowed for Will & Grace to return earlier. NBC’s new comedy Sunnyside starring Kal Penn has been removed from the network’s cable schedule and on to its digital platforms which mean Will & Grace has taken its place.
Will & Grace season 11 will now premiere on Thursday, October 24.
Along with the big news from the network, Debra Messing’s title character Grace has some big news for fans in the trailer dropped by the network — she’s pregnant!
“What an amazing mom you’re going to be,” says Will (McCormack). “I mean, by the time this baby’s my age, I’ll be — well, I’ll be dead.”
In classic Jack (Hayes) fashion, his reaction is a little more blunt: “You’re trying to cook a baby in an old 1970s Easy-Bake, lady,” he jokes.
Back in late July, NBC announced that Will & Grace would be coming to an end after the third season of the revival and 11th season of the franchise overall.
“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 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.”
Will & Grace returns Oct. 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.