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NBC Actually Isn't the Reason 'Will & Grace' Is Ending After Its Third Reboot Season

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Oct. 23 2019, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

Will & Grace is arguably one of the best sitcoms ever to hit television. But after eight normal seasons and three seasons of the highly-popular reboot, the NBC series is going to be over for good in 2020. So, why is Will & Grace ending if it's so entertaining? Scroll down for everything we know!

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Why is Will & Grace Ending?

According to creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the decision to pull the plug on the show was made by the cast. "We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many," NBC explained in a statement over the summer. "That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”  

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So, what can we look forward to during the third season of the reboot?

The third and final season should pick up on a lot of exciting storylines, such as Grace's pregnancy (who is the father?!), Will's engagement, the aftermath of Jack's wedding, and more.

When speaking about the season, actress Debra Messing said: "We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right."

Which cast members are returning for the final Will & Grace season?

Luckily for fans, the four most familiar faces will return for the farewell season: Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes), and Karen Walker (Megan Mullally).

There will also be a slew of well-known guest stars on the show. The recurring characters will be Blythe Danner as Will's mom, Matt Bomer as McCoy, Brian Jordan Alvarez as Jack, and Vanessa Bayer as Amy.

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The list of newcomers includes Demi Lovato, Ryan Phillippe, Patton Oswalt, Chris Parnell, and Ali Wentworth.

Between the original cast, recurring guest stars, and new guest stars, this season sounds like it's going to include a lot of laughs.

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When does the third season of the Will & Grace reboot return?

Even though it was originally supposed to premiere in 2020, the farewell season of Will & Grace premieres on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. And by the looks of the trailer, it's a season you won't want to miss!

How can I watch old episodes of Will & Grace?

Now is the perfect time to catch up on the entire series of Will & Grace. To watch the first two seasons of the reboot, you can head to NBC.com, Amazon Prime, or YouTube for full episodes.

Unfortunately, the first eight seasons of the show aren't on Netflix, but you can watch them on Hulu. 

Enjoy all 11 seasons of the memorable sitcom before it's too late... but try not to cry when it's over, because we really can't imagine a second reboot to ever occur.

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