Viewers and fans alike will be saying goodbye to Will & Grace a second time as NBC has revealed that the series will be coming to an end with the third season of the revived series in 2020. The sitcom originally ran for eight seasons, from 1998 until 2006. In 2017, NBC revived the comedy series for a ninth season and later renewed Will & Grace for seasons 10 and 11. It’s now been announced that there won’t be a 12th season (unless the show’s revived again, someday) and the final 18 episodes will air sometime in 2020.
From executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows:
“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.
Of course, actors as brilliant as these four are only as good as the words they’re given. The Will & Grace writing room has been a dream team that has consistently lifted the show to heights we never could have achieved on our own with their collective humor, warmth, and humanity,” the trio said. “The hardest part about making this decision is saying goodbye to our outstanding production team and crew who, over two decades, brought passion and artistry to every department. If we had just one more season, we would have learned their names. So, thank you Handlebar Mustache, Cheese Lady, and Cargo Shorts #1 – #12. We will always think of you as family.
The 18-episode new season will air during the 2019-2020 TV season, but a midseason premiere date has yet to be announced by NBC.