The “Will and Grace” revival hasn’t even started airing yet, but the show’s network NBC has confirmed there will be a second season.
The return of the beloved sitcom was confirmed earlier this year, and at a panel event last week the network revealed a new season of 13 episodes would screen in 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Four additional episodes have also been added to this year’s new season, bringing the total of 16. The series will start airing in September.
Will and Grace’s creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan also revealed that the new series would ignore the final episode of the show’s original run, which aired in 2006 and ended with a time jump two decades into the future.
“We spent most of our time trying to figure out what would be the way to make the show the best version of itself coming back after 11 years,” Mutchnick explained to Entertainment Weekly.
“That finale really caused us a lot of grief. You write a finale because a show is over. You never think that it’s coming back again.”
Kohan added: “When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right? And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, ‘cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives.
“And if it wasn’t a priority in their lives, then they’re still parents, they’re just bad parents, right?
“We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”