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Will & Grace Returns to the U.K. on Channel 5


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Channel 5 and NBCUniversal International Distribution have secured a deal that will see Will & Grace return to British TV screens.

The brand-new series will make its exclusive U.K. premiere on Channel 5 at 10 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018. The show recently returned to NBC with the original creative team, including creators/executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, and director James Burrows. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are all reprising their roles in the exclusive 16-episode first season, as well as a 13-episode second season.

Katie Keenan, the VP of acquisitions at Channel 5 and VIMN UK, said, “Will & Grace is one of the greatest comedy shows of our time, so we’re thrilled to see it return to TV screens. With the hugely talented cast reprising their roles and tackling the issues of today with their razor-sharp wit, Will & Grace will become ‘must-see’ television in 2018. This deal follows the confirmation that The X-Files will return in early 2018, demonstrating our appetite for the best content across the world.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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