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‘Will & Grace’ renewed for season 3

With two episodes of hijinks and shenanigans left to air from of its first season, “Will & Grace” has been renewed by NBC for a third season and 18 episodes for fall 2019.

The show has already been renewed for season two and 18 episodes, which will debut in the fall.

The season three order would be the comedy’s 11th season overall, including its initial eight season run on the peacock network. The original “Will & Grace” ran from 1998 to 2006.

The renewal was unveiled as cast and producers gathered Saturday night for a panel session held as part of the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, several media outlets reported.

The remaining two of this season’s 16 episodes are scheduled to air March 29 and April 5.

With two episodes left to air from of its first season, “Will & Grace” has been renewed by NBC for a third season and 18 episodes for fall 2019.
The show has already been renewed for season two and 18 episodes, which will debut in the fall. Photo: NBC.

Along with the original cast (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes), “Will & Grace” creators-executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan as well as director-executive producer James Burrows,  and a number of the original series’ writers will be returning.

“Will & Grace” has been a successful reboots. Since its fall debut in the Thursday 9 p.m. time slot, the show has averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic in Nielsen’s Live+7 ratings.

This season has featured such guest stars as Jennifer Lopez, Alec Baldwin, Minnie Driver, Ben Platt, Molly Shannon, Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells, and Nick Offerman

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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