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‘Will & Grace’ 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season

Jan. 18, 2017 Updated Wed., Jan. 18, 2017 at 4:34 p.m.

Cast members from the comedy series "Will & Grace," from left, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally, shown in 2006, will return to those roles for 10 episodes to air on NBC during the 2017-18 season. (REED SAXON / AP file)
Cast members from the comedy series "Will & Grace," from left, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally, shown in 2006, will return to those roles for 10 episodes to air on NBC during the 2017-18 season. (REED SAXON / AP file)
Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. – “Will & Grace” is making a comeback.

NBC said Wednesday that 10 new episodes are set to air during the 2017-18 season. The series will feature original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are aboard as executive producers, and series director James Burrows also will be back, NBC said.

In a statement, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt called the series groundbreaking for its witty approach to social issues including gay rights.

Discussions about reviving “Will & Grace” began immediately after the stars appeared in an election-themed reunion video last September, said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment.

“Will & Grace” aired from 1998 to 2006 and won 16 Emmy Awards in a variety of categories, including for best comedy series and for its stars.

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