It is not yet clear whether the series, old and new, will wind up exclusively on the forthcoming NBCUniversal streaming platform once the Hulu deal expires, though it would not be surprising.
The team also heaped praise on the "Will & Grace" acting foursome, adding that it has been "the highlight of our careers to write for and direct four incredible artists who we consider to be the finest and funniest ensemble sitcom cast of all time."
"” /> The NBC series racked up 91 Emmy nominations, 18 Emmy wins, 30 Golden Globe nominations, seven GLAAD awards for outstanding TV comedy series, plus seven DGA nominations and one win for Burrows.
New episodes are also available on those platforms for a certain window. The original eight seasons are currently streaming on Hulu, which nabbed the rights in 2017, as well as through NBC's app. A premiere date for the third and final season of the reboot, produced by Universal Television, has not yet been announced.
"Will & Grace" is hardly the only series to have been revived in recent years, with "Dynasty," "Charmed" and "Queer Eye" among the series that have been revived in some fashion or another.
NBCU CEO Steve Burke said early Thursday that it would launch in April 2020 with library and acquired content, and "would expect the vast majority of consumption in the beginning would be (of) acquired programs.” The company recently acquired the exclusive streaming rights to "The Office," yanking the property off Netflix after 2020.
NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy said that NBC had "jumped at the chance" to revive the series.
The comedy, starring Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly, initially aired for eight seasons on NBC from 1998 to 2006, before being rebooted 11 years later in 2017.
"That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’" “We think of the 'Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many," they said in a joint statement.
We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. “In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of ‘Will & Grace,’" said Mutchnick, Kohan and Burrows. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show's supportive and caring home since day one." "They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again.
"A huge thank you to Max, David, Jimmy and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.” "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," they said.
"Will & Grace" executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows, in conjunction with the cast, have decided to end the "Will & Grace" reboot on NBC with the 2020 season, its third season that follows an original eight-season run.

TV kingpin Greg Berlanti directed the 2018 film, as part of an overall feature directing pact with Fox. in that space. He is not involved in the TV adaptation, an individual familiar with the plans said, thanks to his massive overall deal with Warner Bros. The property is being eyed for "This Is Us" showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, another insider familiar with the project said.
The resonant LGBTQ film "Love, Simon" is being explored for series adaptation at Disney+, Variety has learned.
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A representative for Disney+ had no immediate comment.
It won the prize for best feature film at last month's GLAAD awards. The film, produced by the now-shuttered label Fox 2000, starred Nick Robinson as a closeted gay teen whose suburban youth is upended after he connects online with an anonymous teen in his same situation. Produced for $17 million, the film earned nearly $67 million worldwide.

"Empire" co-creator Danny Strong and producer Eric Haywood have voiced their condemnation of the attack on Smollett on Twitter.


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Fox, the network that houses "Empire," also released a statement, said it's "deeply saddened and outraged" by the attack. “We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice," the statement read. "The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.”


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I'm with you. It starts at home, yo. "You didn't deserve nor anybody deserves to have a noose put around your neck, to have bleach thrown on you, to be called 'die f–got n–ga' or whatever they said to you. America is better than that. It's just another f—ing day in America." It starts at home. I'll be there in a minute. Hold your head up, Jussie. You are better than that. We are better than that. We have to love each other regardless of what sexual orientation we are because it shows we are united on a united front and no racist f— can come in and do the things that they did to you. "It's taken me a minute to come to social media about this because, Jussie, you are my son," he said in a video posted on Tuesday.


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Jussie is a true champion for LGBTQ people and is beloved by the community and allies around the world.” Following the incident, GLAAD released a statement saying, “GLAAD reached out to Fox and Jussie’s team today to offer assistance as well as support for him.
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Filmmaker Barry Jenkins, Reverend Al Sharpton, and other celebrities denounced the racist and homophobic attackers.
Hate and bigotry have no place in our society.” Film and TV producer Brian Grazer said in a statement, "I am disgusted and saddened by the attack on Jussie, one of the nicest and most genuine people I have worked with. Several actors, like John Legend and Lena Waithe, also sent their support to Smollett and condemned the attackers. I send him much love on his recovery.


Lee Daniels, co-creator of "Empire," posted a strong reaction on Instagram to the assault and suspected hate crime against Jussie Smollett, one of the musical drama's stars.


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The men reportedly poured an unknown chemical substance on him and tied a rope around his neck. Smollett was in Chicago preparing to perform at a concert on Saturday. Smollett is in "good condition" after two men beat him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department.


President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin, lifestyle channel Logo TV, and student activist Cameron Kasky voiced their support.


On "Empire," Smollett plays a gay character named Jamal Lyon, and the actor came out publicly in 2015.

One insider close to the production said Hart himself would have to approach them with willingness to return, while another said AMPAS is still waiting for Hart to have a "meaningful" conversation about his old tweets ("Ellen," alas, was not it). Variety exclusively reported on Friday that the Academy is open to Hart returning as Oscars host.
You can’t change without a understanding of what GROWTH means." In the caption, Hart wrote, "When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge.
“From when this news first broke, GLAAD said Kevin Hart should not step down from the Oscars, he should step up and send an unequivocal message of acceptance to LGBTQ youth that matches the force and impact of his initial anti-LGBTQ remarks,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
The resumption of Oscars host talks for Hart inspired a terse response from leading LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD.
"Basketball players aren't great until they LEARN how to play the game correctly," he began, and went on to name several other occupations, including CEOs and doctors, who have to learn before they can excel.
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After CNN anchor Don Lemon delivered an emotional criticism of Kevin Hart's "Ellen" interview, the possible Oscars host has posted what might be a response to the journalist.
In an Instagram post, Hart emphasized the importance of learning and growth.
At the end, Hart finished with, "A news anchor or journalist does not start at the top…they have to LEARN to develop to be great at their job."