TV show Will & Grace to return for ninth season in September

FP Staff

Jul,06 2017 21:51 35 IST

Will & Grace starring Eric McCormack and Debra Messing was memorable for more than one reason; not only were its characters charming and funny, but this sitcom was one of the most successful ones to feature a gay character as one of its leads.

Will & Grace. Image from Facebook

Will & Grace. Image from Facebook

The stars of the show recently starred in a PSA where they urged people to vote in the 2016 Presidential election. The lead duo openly criticised Trump, but Messing later confirmed that it was not pro-Hillary. This stirred interest in fans, and the creators decided to bring the cast back to take the Will & Grace's plot forwarrd. "The response has been very overwhelming and really, really heartwarming," said Messing.

The last season aired 11 years ago in 2006. The upcoming one will tie up the lose end presented in season eight's finale, where Will and Grace seem to have drifted apart.

"We can tell you this much: They are very much living in that apartment in 2017 in the month of September, on the 28th of September at 9:00. That's when you're going to meet up with them again and they are going to explain to you exactly what happened so you know the rules moving forward and you won't feel like anything is left open," said show creator Max Mutchnick to E! Online.

Will & Grace has been renewed for a 12-episode run which will begin airing on 28 September. The original show also starred Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Shelley Morrison and Michael Angarano, and Mullaly and Hayes will be reprising their roles.

Watch the latest promo here: