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'Will & Grace' actor Leslie Jordan confirms hit comedy is returning for 10 new episodes

"Will & Grace" star Leslie Jordan confirmed that the show is returning for 10 episodes.

"Will & Grace" star Leslie Jordan confirmed that the show is returning for 10 episodes.  (Reuters)

"Will & Grace" star Leslie Jordan has confirmed that, yes, the beloved comedy is making a comeback.

Jordan, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Beverley Leslie, told San Diego radio station KPBS what we've kind of suspected all the along -- or at least since the series checked in for a special election webisode in September, 10 years after it wrapped its eight-year run on NBC.

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"It's back," Jordan said, informing the show's diehards that, no, this isn't a drill. According to the veteran actor, a revival really is happening.

When the interviewer suggested the show was "perhaps" coming back, Jordan interjected to say, "not perhaps, absolutely." The 61-year-old thespian then revealed that NBC has ordered 10 episodes of the iconic sitcom, which he said will begin shooting in July.

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In early December, "Will & Grace" regular Megan Mullally, who plays boozy socialite Karen Walker, all but confirmed the Emmy-winning show was making a comeback.

"All I can say is that there is a very good chance that that might happen," Mullally told PrideSource. "It's not happening right this second. I mean, we're not rehearsing or anything like that. But there is a very good chance that something is going to materialize."

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New episodes, Mullally said, would continue to riff humorously on the current state of American politics and social affairs. Considering there will be a President Donald Trump by the time the show begins shooting this summer, "it couldn't be a better time" for its return, she also noted.

While promoting her new film, "Why Him?", the 58-year-old actress told ET that her character Karen would "probably be Secretary of State" for Trump.