NBC is bringing Will & Grace to a close. 

The popular comedy series, which returned to the air in 2017 after a 12-year hiatus, will wrap with its upcoming 11th season on the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

18 new episodes have been ordered for the final season, and it is slated to premiere at some point in early 2020. 

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"When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance," said NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy. 

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"The impact and legacy of Will and Grace simply can’t be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history." 

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"A huge thank you to [creators] Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run."

Despite a solid launch for the first revival season, it shed almost 50 percent in the demo year-to-year, with the novelty of the show being back on the air seemingly wearing off. 

The drop was an alarming one, with the tenth season ultimately averaging 3 million total viewers and 0.7 rating in the demo.

The show remained a solid option on the DVR front, but given the expensive talent, there were questions about how long the series could continue. 

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“We think of the Will and Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will and Grace," creators Mutchnick, Kohan and exec producer/director Burrows said.

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“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will and Grace. They say you can’t go home again, but we did."

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"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."

The revival was initially meant to be a limited series, but NBC was high on the show and opted to extend it for longer than initially planned. 

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In this reboot/revival-heavy TV landscape, a three-season comeback is a success story. Heck, any show making it to three seasons these days is a success. 

Will & Grace joins Blindspot, and The Good Place as the NBC shows slated to conclude during the 2019-20 TV season. 

Okay, Will & Grace Fanatics!

What are your thoughts on this decision?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch Will & Grace online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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source https://www.tvfanatic.com/2019/07/will-and-grace-ending-after-11-seasons-at-nbc/

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