The “Will & Grace” revival won’t be back with its third and final season until 2020, but TheWrap has already exclusively learned that some of the show’s fan-favorite alums who will make it into the NBC sitcom’s remaining batch of episodes when they do air: Matt Bomer, Vanessa Bayer and Blythe Danner.
All three will have recurring roles, with Bomer coming back as Will’s (Eric McCormack) boyfriend, McCoy Whitman, Bayer returning as Amy, a bakery owner from Karen’s (Megan Mullally) past, and Danner reprising her role as Will’s mother, Marilyn Truman.
Last month, NBC revealed the “Will & Grace” revival would end with its upcoming third season, which is the 11th season overall for the beloved sitcom starring McCormack, Mullally, Sean Hayes and Debra Messing.
The final season will be 18-episodes and debuts in 2020, with a premiere date to be announced at a later date.
“When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance,” NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy said at the time of the final-season announcement. “The impact and legacy of ‘Will & Grace’ simply can’t be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history. A huge thank you to Max, David, Jimmy and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.”
After an eight-season run from 1998-2006, “Will & Grace” was revived at NBC in September 2017, following the success of an election-themed reunion episode that aired in 2016 and drew more than seven million views. Before it even aired, the first season of the revival was expanded to from 10 episodes to 16 and a second season was ordered. A third season was ordered in March 2018, before Season 2 premiered.
The series has scored 91 Emmy nominations, 18 Emmy wins (including Outstanding Comedy Series) and seven SAG Awards over its lifetime.
Max Mutchnick and David Kohan write and executive produce “Will & Grace,” with James Burrows directing and also executive producing. The comedy hails from Universal Television.