“What’s this? What’s happening? What are we drinking?” Karen Walker might be asking herself right now. A decision regarding the fate of beloved sitcom Will & Grace has been decided and it is not a happy one. At least not for the fans. The show will be coming to an end next season.
It is widely believed that this was an endpoint that had been in mind for a while now. The show seems to have been heading in that direction, with the storylines in season two, hinting an endgame was in sight.
Time For A New End
When the revival was first announced, it was with great fanfare. Ratings were the highest NBC had seen in the timeslot for quite some time. However, some began to get upset with the political humor and tuned out. Season two of the continuation saw the rating numbers cut in half.
The show was shelved for midseason for the 2019/2020 season. That move had fans asking what was happening and if they should prepare themselves to say goodbye to the fab four again. The answer as it turned out was yes. Executive Producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, and James Burrows explained their decision in a statement: “We think of the Will & Grace’ reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many, That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of ‘Will & Grace.’”
Writing On The Martini
Season two ended with Jack MacFarland marrying the love of his life, Grace Adler following a man she just met on a trip around the world, Will Truman proposing to his younger (and much hotter boyfriend) McCoy, and the biggest spoiler: Smitty finally turned the tables on Karen and laughed at her pain. With all of these advancements, it seemed like an endgame was being set up.
The best guess for the new series finale is that it will revolve around the titular best friends and newly minted step-siblings getting ready for Will’s wedding. Why? Will is the only character on the show to have never married.
How do you think the show will end?