Debra Messing Throws Cold Water on ‘Will & Grace’ Revival Reports

“Nothing beyond talks,” actress tweets after castmate claims series order was placed

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Sorry, “Will & Grace” fans; a much-ballyhooed revival isn’t such a sure thing after all. At least, that’s the word from series star Debra Messing.

Messing hit up Twitter on Monday to put the revival reports in perspective, after “Will & Grace” actor Leslie Jordan raised fans’ hopes in an interview.

“Sadly Leslie was wrong. Nothing beyond talks,” Messing wrote, in response to a fan who tweeted Messing and other series stars about the revival reports.

Jordan raised “Will & Grace” enthusiasts’ hopes during a radio interview with KPBS in December, asserting that NBC had picked up the revival for 10 episodes.

“It’s back,” Jordan, who played Beverley Leslie on the original series, said in the interview. “Here’s the way it works; they ordered 10 [episodes], it’ll be for next season, so they’ll go in in July, and then they’ll add the guest cast.”

NBC had no comment for TheWrap on Jordan’s claims.

Since “Will & Grace” ended its eight-season run on NBC in 2006, speculation about a revival has periodically popped up. In September, fans’ hopes were raised once again after series stars Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes revived their “Will & Grace” roles for a video in which their characters weighed in on the then-upcoming presidential election.