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It may look like 2018 outside, but in the TV world it’s still looking a lot like the late-’90s or early-2000s because NBC wants a lot more Will & Grace and its airwaves. As reported by Variety, the network has given the revived sitcom an extended episode order for its upcoming second season as well as a whole third season—or a whole 11th season, assuming you count the original run. In a statement, NBC head Robert Greenblatt said that the network is “eternally grateful” that stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally agreed to keep resurrect the show, adding that he’s “overwhelmed by the euphoric response the new show has received from the press and the audience.”

In other Will & Grace news, a separate Variety report says that producer David Kohan “would love to do a story about citizen Trump,” suggesting that the show could cover that whenever “we get to that point” in reality—even though it seems like a number of things have to happen before that. In a similar vein, Mullally says that the show’s goal is to “be entertaining first,” but she’d like it if the show were to “address race” more than it does currently.


Since it looks like the show will be sticking around for a while on NBC, it should have plenty of time to touch on both of those topics.

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