The network has upped the order to a total of 12 episodes, Variety says.
Fans of the popular sitcom took to social media to express their excitement over the additional episodes.
I just want to see Karen, Jack, Will, and Grace poke fun at this digital life we've become 😌 come through 12 episodes of Will & Grace
— Badnan (@AdnanRashid) April 6, 2017
The 'Will & Grace' revival is going to have 12 episodes instead of 10.
Today is a wonderful day.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 6, 2017
— Martje Schoemaker (@Martjesch) April 6, 2017
The new season stems from the surprise 2016 presidential election PSA cast reunion which was a special nine-minute episode that encouraged Americans to “Vote, honey.” (Watch below)
The election-themed mini-episode was released on Sept. 26.
NBCUniversal recently released a campaign featuring footage of the cast back in their characters.
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) April 5, 2017
“Journalists at TCA were audibly surprised when NBC brass announced beloved TV sitcom Will & Grace would be returning to the network after 11 years off the air,” Jancelewicz said, describing the atmosphere of the room when the announcement was made. “Hushed gasps of joy could be heard throughout the ballroom where NBC presented their upcoming TV slate.”
— Chris Jancelewicz (@CJancelewicz) January 18, 2017
“We’re thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and most defining comedies in NBC history is coming back,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said at TCA. “This groundbreaking series for everything from gay rights to social and political commentary — all disguised as a high-speed train of witty pop culture — is coming back where it belongs.”
Naturally, each cast member took to social media to celebrate the news.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 18, 2017
— Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) January 18, 2017
Will & Grace ran for eight seasons and won 16 Emmys out of 83 nominations.
The new season is expected to launch later this year.
Watch a teaser for the new season below.