11 Years Later

Will and Grace play Heads Up with Jack and Karen
Will and Grace play Heads Up with Jack and Karen
Title “11 Years Later”
Episode # 9.01 (187)
Season # 9
Original Airdate 28-Sep-2017
Writers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

After eleven years, the highly anticipated return of "Will & Grace" — We pick up with Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen 11 years since we last saw them. Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. Jack and Karen help Will and Grace hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)

Guest Cast

  • Anthony Ramos (Tony)
  • Kyle Bornheimer (Lenny)
  • Eddie Matos (Congressman Steve Sandoval)
  • Kate Micucci (Page)
  • Fred Cross (Curtis)


  • Eleven years after the series finale of "Will & Grace", the cast reunites for an all new Season 9!
  • With 10.2 million viewers, the premier episode delivered NBC's most-watched Thursday comedy telecast in 10 years (since "My Name Is Earl" on 2/1/2007). It was the second most viewed program of the evening, after Thursday Night Football.
  • This season is also referred to as Will & Grace '17 Season 1.
  • Season 9 Epsiode 1 was taped on August 9, 2017.
  • Will and Grace Season 9 is rated TV14.
  • Steve Sandoval is named for one of the show's producers.
  • At least two scenes that were featured in promotional materials were cut from the final broadcast. NBC published pictures showing Karen being inappropriate with assistant Tony. Another scene used in the video promos featured Grace and Karen on the train to Washington, with Karen jamming to Fox News.
  • Karen leaves Grace a voice message using her alias, Anastasia Beaverhausen.



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Airdates & Ratings

09/28/20179:00 PM03.0/10%#08Revival season premiere
09/30/20178:00 PM00.4/02%