NBC has confirmed the next season of Will & Grace will be its last.
The final 18 episodes of the series made for self-indulgent liberals will air sometime next year. (NewsBusters)
NBC renewed the comedy for this third season before the second season even aired. This proved to be a mistake because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Will & Grace “lost nearly half its viewers among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic” in its second season which ended in April and the show reportedly costs $2 million per episode to make.
Will & Grace, which originally ran from 1998 to 2006, undoubtedly contributed to the normalization of LGBT issues in our culture. In 2012, Vice President Joe Biden credited the show with increasing acceptance of homosexuality. “I think ‘Will and Grace’ probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody’s ever done so far,” he said when announcing his support for gay marriage.
In 2016, the cast reunited to create a pro-Hillary election-themed mini-episode which led to NBC ordering a full series reboot for 2017. Ahead of the revival actor Eric McCormack (Will) said, “We’re going to be as progressive and offensive as we can be. If we don’t offend somebody with every show, we’re probably getting a little safe.”
They certainly kept their word on being progressive and offensive. The NYC-based show’s comeback premiere took place in Washington, D.C. as an excuse to rant about politics and President Donald Trump has been a frequent punching bag. In the two new seasons we’ve seen so far, Will & Grace seemed to love to make jokes about Christians and Republicans being gay, from the Apostles, to Vice President Mike Pence, to Sens. Lindsay Graham and John McCain, to President Abraham Lincoln. Other issues that have been brought up include Trump’s border wall, administration officials, gay conversion camps, marriage, and, of course, bashing conservatives.