NBC will air the series finale of Will
& Grace on Thursday.
NBC canceled the show's revival after
three seasons last fall.
The episode will be preceded by a
half-hour retrospective special hosted by Eric McCormack, who plays
out lawyer Will Truman on the series.
The special will take a look at the
history of the show, which originally aired from 1998 to 2006 and
returned for three seasons in 2017, and its many guest stars. Norman
Lear and Elton John will appear on the special.
In a clip from the show's final
episode, Will, Grace (played by Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes),
and Karen (Megan Mullally) say goodbye to the apartment Will and
Grace shared throughout the show.
Will & Grace was the first
prime-time network sitcom to feature a gay lead and has been credited
for helping advance the LGBT rights movement, marriage equality in
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the
nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, said of the show: “At its
heart, Will & Grace has been – and will continue to be –
a show proven to change the hearts and minds of people nationwide.”
The final episode, titled “It's
Time,” will feature guest stars Minnie Driver and Brian Jordan