NBC Chief On “Will,” “Timeless” & More

The unexpected return of “Will & Grace” with a revival series this Fall was originally planning to run for ten episodes. Then the network order was subsequently increased to twelve episodes.

Today, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed that the revival could grow more. He tells Deadline: “It’s possible. It’s my hope that we will have more than that.”

That quote came as part of a conference call with reporters on Sunday talking up their line-up for the Fall. During the call the decision to reverse their cancellation of “Timeless” came up with the level of outcry from fans being said to have helped pushed along the deal to return.

Salke says: “We love the show, we just said let’s figure out a way to bring it back. We proposed something, they accepted and 40 minutes later Shawn and Eric [showrunners Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke] were tweeting about it.” The deal reached is for ten episodes, with the show likely returning in spring or summer.

They confirm the network still hasn’t decided the fate of both “Trial & Error” and “Chicago Justice” with the verdict not likely to be handed down for a few more weeks.

Source: Deadline