To say NBC is happy with the Will & Grace revival would be an understatement. I’d say the peacock network is beyond elated. The show has averaged a solid 9.8 million viewers and 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo in Nielsen’s live-plus-seven ratings since its fall debut in the Thursday 9 p.m. time slot.
The sitcom is still in the midst of its first run as a revival (ninth overall), but NBC has already renewed it for Season 11 and upped its order for Season 10. These four bitches aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The announcement was made during the show’s Paley Center panel.
“As far as I’m concerned, we can’t get enough of ‘Will & Grace’ and 23 more episodes is music to my ears,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “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.”
Previously, the show was renewed for Season 2 (Season 10 overall) for only 13 episodes. That count has now been bumped up to 18. Additionally, the show will return for a third season (Season 11 overall) for the same amount- 18 episodes. The current season, consisting of 16 episodes, will air its season finale on April 5.
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