Finally, the revival season of Will & Grace has a premiere date. The sitcom’s revival will debut during NBC’s Thursday night comedy block at 9/8c on September 28.
The highly-anticipated ninth season will be sandwiched between other sitcoms, The Good Place and Great News, as part of the Peacock network’s new “Must See TV” lineup.
NBC had previously released a promo for the revival.
In the new clip Eric McCormack tries to convince Debra Messing to star in the sitcom again, eventually bringing her to the set of the show where they run into Karen (Megan Mullally) who “laid down for a disco nap” and Jack (Sean Hayes) who is renting out the fake apartment to a gentleman caller. The four then end up performing a showstopper musical number, “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” from Sunset Boulevard.
“Well that was gay,” McCormack says after they finish their song.
The new batch of episodes will reunite the original cast along with creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will serve as showrunners. James Burrows, who helmed every episode of the original run, will return to direct. NBC had originally ordered a 10-episode ninth season but added two additional episodes—for an hour-long Christmas episode—and the network hopes to up the number even more.
“It’s possible,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “It’s my hope that we will have more than that.”
In a further tease for fans, series co-creator Max Mutchnick recently tweeted out a photo of a script from an upcoming episode entitled “The Wedding.”