There are many big stories to get to in this edition of TV Quick Hits, but let’s begin with the shocking Will & Grace season 10 renewal news!
Today, NBC confirmed that in addition to there being 16 episodes of the revived sitcom airing for the upcoming 2017-18 season, there will also be at least 13 episodes for what would be in theory season 10 of the show. This means that this was not just some flash-in-the-pan revival as many speculated, and there could be a long-lasting future here.
The challenge for the network right now is that they’ve ordered almost 30 episodes of this show without knowing one way or another if audiences are going to receive the new series all that well. There is a significant element of risk that is present as a result of that. Obviously, the hope is that the viewers are there like they once were; there’s no expectation for the numbers to be as good (this is a very different era), but they still want the show to be a hit.
The first batch of episodes is going to be coming your way this fall, as NBC looks more at trying to bring back classic Must-See TV. There was an era where this lineup was utterly unstoppable! Let’s see if they can get back there now.
As for some other news of the day…
The latest Halt and Catch Fire season 4 preview
If you look below, you can go behind the scenes at the AMC show’s final batch of episodes, including some quotes from Lee Pace, Kerry Bishe, and the rest of the cast. What you’re going to see is an evolution of everyone from Joe to Gordon to Donna to Cameron as they evolve in the computer age. The world wide web is still in its fledgling stage, and these four are trying to figure out the right way to deliver additional innovation there. They’re all hungry and ambitious in their own way, and this last batch of episodes brings them all full-circle from where they were in the pilot. We do hope that some of them find the happiness they’ve been seeking for so long.
This video also offers up your first footage of Veep actress Anna Chlumsky, who will have a significant guest arc in the final season. This show may have never been a ratings force, but it remains a personal favorite.
Roseanne hits Amazon
Finally, we thought we’d pass along some news for those of you interested in catching up on Roseanne before the revival airs on ABC: Old episodes are going to be made available on Amazon Prime! This news was first confirmed over on Variety, and it should be a nice refresher course for those of you who haven’t see the show in years.
One thing that is fairly fun about the revival is this: Like Will & Grace, both shows seem to be forgetting that their previous series finale ever happened.
As always, feel free to share some of your thoughts in the comments below. (Photo: NBC.)