Leslie Jordan, who played Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, said this week that NBC had ordered a new season of the sitcom.

Jordan told radio station KPBS that the entire original cast has signed on.

“It's back,” Jordan said. “Here's the way it works: [NBC] has ordered 10 [episodes]. It'll be for next season, so [the cast will] go in in July. And then they'll add the guest cast. I'll get a phone call.”

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes reunited in September for an election year mini-episode which has been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube. The episode prompted talk of a new season.

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Jordan also revealed that his role of Beverly Leslie, Karen Walker's frenemy, was originally written for Joan Collins. “They fired her,” Jordan said. “They wanted to pull her wig off... [and] she wouldn't allow her wig to be pulled off, and so I just walked into an audition.”