March 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
NBC renews ‘Will & Grace’ for third season, orders expanded second season

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“Will & Grace” isn’t leaving the small screen anytime soon.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes will be back for additional episodes, NBC announced during the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest in Los Angeles on Saturday. The revival series’ second season episode order has been increased from 13 episodes to 18. It will also return for an 18-episode third season.

“As far as I’m concerned, we can’t get enough of ‘Will & Grace’ and 23 more episodes is music to my ears,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “We’re eternally grateful that Debra, Eric, Sean and Megan feel the same way and wanted to keep this good thing going. I’m overwhelmed by the euphoric response the new show has received from the press and the audience, and my hat is off to the unrivaled writing team of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, as well as the brilliant directing of Jimmy Burrows, for consistently delivering one of the best shows on television.”

The series reunited its core four in a 2016 mini-episode for the 2016 election. The episode’s positive reception led to a revival series. It’s now NBC’s most-watched prime-time comedy in eight years.

“Will & Grace” airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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