Yes, just like us, NBC wants even MORE Will & Grace. It was originally picked up in January for 10-episode limited installment, now the order is getting expanded and will return with 12 new episodes.
The all-new, ninth season of Will & Grace — reuniting its stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes grew out of the surprise election-themed reunion mini-episode released last September. Done without NBC’s involvement, it triggered talk of a series revival. (WOW sure reported on it breathlessly!)
The original series creators and executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan as well as director/executive producer James Burrows are all on board. Mutchnick was behind the Will & Grace reunion mini-episode, bringing the cast together and getting the original set re-assembled in the basement of the lot where the NBC series filmed. He and Kohan wrote the script, with additional punch-up work by Will & Grace alums Gary Janetti and Bill Wrubel.
Mutchnick also has a new comedy pilot at NBC, Relatively Happy, as a potential companion. Will & Grace won, 16 Emmys, including best comedy series, and is credited with paving the way for LGBT characters on TV, featuring the first openly gay leads on a primetime network series.