‘Will & Grace’
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) will all return for two upcoming seasons of “Will & Grace.” NBC

NBC just renewed the upcoming “Will & Grace” revival for another season.

According to TV Line, NBC network chairman Robert Greenblatt made the announcement on Thursday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Greenblatt also surprised everyone when he said that the upcoming revival, which is considered to be Season 9 of the sitcom, will have four additional episodes, making it a total of 16 installments instead of just 12. Season 10, on the other hand, could have at least 13 episodes.

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When asked why they wanted to return for Season 10, lead star Debra Messing said, “We all came together and read and it felt like coming home. We laughed so hard. For the first year, it’s been a confusing time and I haven’t laughed very much, and to come back together and to laugh out loud and to be surprised by one another to have new stories to tell and to have another opportunity to do it, it’s a no-brainer.”

“Will & Grace” Season 9 will premiere on Sept. 28 and will continue to chronicle the day-to-day lives of best pals Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Messing). In the finale episode for Season 8, the two character lost touch with each other. Will and Grace started living their separate lives with Vince (Bobby Cannavale) and Leo (Harry Connick Jr.), respectively.

According to Greenblatt, this storyline will be completely ignored in Season 9, which means that Will and Grace will continue to be actively involved in each other’s lives. Additionally, Connick is also expected to reprise his role as Leo in some episodes.

Meanwhile, the upcoming “Will & Grace” revival will also see the return of Sean Hayes’ Jack and Megan Mullally’s Karen. Hayes and Mullally were featured in the teaser released by NBC for Season 9 a few months ago.

“Will & Grace” creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will now serve as showrunners and executive producers for the revival. James Burrows, the director who helmed “Will & Grace” for all eight seasons, will also be back as the director of Seasons 9 and 10. In addition, Burrows will serve as executive producer together with Mutchnick and Kohan.