Will & Grace (season 10)

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Will & Grace (season 10)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes15
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04) –
present (present)
Season chronology
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List of Will & Grace episodes

The tenth season of the American comedy series Will & Grace premiered on October 4, 2018.[1] It will consist of 18 episodes.

Production[edit]

In August 2017, Will & Grace was renewed for a second 13-episode season.[2] In March 2018, NBC ordered five more episodes bringing the total to 18, and it was also renewed for an 18-episode third season.[3] The revival is shot on Stage 22 at Universal Studios Hollywood, as opposed to Stage 17 at CBS Studio Center.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • David Schwimmer as Noah Broader
  • Brian Jordan Alvarez as Estefan Gloria
  • David Douglas as Edward
  • Matt Bomer as McCoy Whitman
  • Livia Treviño as Mrs. Timmer

Special guest stars[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
2111"The West Side Curmudgeon"James BurrowsJohn QuaintanceOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)3.96[4]
Grace runs for office, campaigning for president of the New York Society of Interior Designers, where she meets Noah, the West Side Curmudgeon. Karen asks Will for legal advice when she learns an Italian doctor is "knocking off her knockers". Jack's FaceTime call to his fiancé's family goes awry after using a facial numbing cream for an upcoming surgery.
2122"Where in the World is Karen Walker?"James BurrowsAdam BarrOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)3.40[5]
Karen disappears after seeking help from her friends, but with Grace distracted with her campaign, Will starting a new career teaching law, and Jack avoiding marriage, none of them realize why she’s left until Malcom reveals that he told Stan of their affair. Karen is then served divorce papers.
2133"Tex and the City"James BurrowsJohn QuaintanceOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)3.36[6]
Grace wants the apartment to herself to have sex with Noah, so she sends Will along with Jack to Texas to support Skip at his talent competition. Meanwhile, Karen runs into Beverly Leslie at her sponsored portion of the border wall.
2144"Who's Sorry Now?"James BurrowsTracy Poust & Jon KinnallyOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)3.22[7]
In a walk down memory lane, Will and Grace embarrassingly read their college love letters, which teaches Grace an important lesson. Jack, now a certified psychic, helps Karen sort through memories of Stan and channels Rosario to reignite her faith in love.
2155"Grace's Secret"James BurrowsSuzanne MartinNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)3.45[8]
Grace takes a road trip with her dad to Schenectady. At a roadside diner, her father's cheeky remarks to a waitress finally lead to her opening up about her story that involved one of her old bosses, her father's friend. Meanwhile, Will and Karen engage in a lip-sync battle to decide who will be Jack's best man.
2166"Kid 'N Play"James BurrowsSuzanne MartinNovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)2.93[9]
Karen helps Jack with his return to theater and his production of “Gaybraham Twinkin'”, while Grace tries to help Will bond with Noah who confesses he has a 12-year old daughter.
2177"So Long, Division"James BurrowsAdam BarrNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)2.78[10]
While Grace is determined to meet Noah’s daughter, Will and Karen attempt to console Marilyn after her dog dies. Jack gets into an argument with a colleague at the Rec Center about who is more oppressed.
2188"Anchor Away"James BurrowsAlex HerschlagDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)2.86[11]
During Karen's divorce settlement negotiations, Grace and Karen are forced to revisit an old acquaintance. Meanwhile, while mimicking Jack's behavior, Will lands a date with celebrity news anchor McCoy Whitman.
2199"Family, Trip"James BurrowsTracy Poust & Jon KinnallyJanuary 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)3.09[12]
Will, Jack and Karen discover there's more to chocolate milk than just sugar and dairy. Grace struggles to accept a relationship between her sister, Janet, and a new client.
22010"Dead Man Texting"James BurrowsJordan Reddout & Gus HickeyFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)3.07[13]
Will invites his boss over for dinner in an attempt to gain a full time teaching position. When things go awry, Will and Grace find themselves in a very awkward position. Meanwhile, Jack tries to control a rift between Karen and his fiancé, Estefan.
22111"The Scales of Justice"James BurrowsLaura KightlingerFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)2.94[14]
Will puts together a "Mock Trial", in which Karen and her estranged step-daughter, Olivia, play the plaintiff and defendant. After an embarrassing double wardrobe malfunction, Grace and Jack decide to go on a diet.
22212"The Pursuit of Happiness"James BurrowsJohn Quaintance & Adam BarrFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)2.63[15]
Will finds out that office dating can come with strings attached. Grace unwillingly mediates the reunion between Karen and Malcolm. Meanwhile, Jack rediscovers his love of acting, and learns a valuable lesson.
22313"The Real McCoy"James BurrowsAlex HerschlagFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)2.35[16]
It's election night for the presidency of The New York Society of Interior Design. Grace makes quite an impression on the voters after a run-in with her former nemesis, Val. In desperate need of a date to Jack's wedding, Will attempts to rekindle a relationship with McCoy Whitman.
22414"Supreme Courtship"James BurrowsJordan Reddout & Gus HickeyMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)2.63[17]
It's Valentine's Day, and in Grace's desperate attempt to buy Noah a gift, she assaults a Supreme Court Judge. Karen meets her favourite author, and decides to take matters into her own hands once she discovers the ending isn't what she hoped for. Jack realises that lying doesn't pay off after he tries to convince Estefan that Will has a crush on him.
22515"Bad Blood"James BurrowsAdam BarrMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)2.46[18]
Martin and Marilyn join Will and Grace for dinner. Martin gets rushed to hospital and needs a blood transfusion, but refuses to accept one from Will. Grace is incensed, but Will lets it lie because he is tired of fighting for his rights and dignity. When Marilyn finds out, she chastises Martin for his behavior and Will for giving up. Will explains to Martin the state of gay men's health; Martin apologizes and tells Will he loves him. Marilyn allows Grace to call her "mom," conditionally. Meanwhile, Karen is paying for Jack's wedding, but uses that to monopolize the planning. When she refuses a tacky unicorn-themed dessert station, and also alters his play, Jack disinvites her from the wedding and refuses her financial support. After Karen tells Jack he is like a little sister to her, they reconcile; he accepts her offer to pay for the wedding, including the dessert station.
22616"Conscious Coupling"[19]TBATBAMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)TBD
22717"The Things We Do for Love"[20]TBATBAMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)TBD
22818"Jack's Big Gay Wedding"[21]TBATBAApril 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)TBD

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "The West Side Curmudgeon" October 4, 2018 1.0/4 3.96[4] 0.9 3.96 1.9 6.73[22]
2 "Where in the World is Karen Walker?" October 11, 2018 0.8/4 3.40[5] 0.9 2.73 1.7 6.13[23]
3 "Tex and the City" October 18, 2018 0.9/4 3.36[6] 0.8 2.49 1.7 5.85[24]
4 "Who's Sorry Now?" October 25, 2018 0.8/3 3.22[7] 0.8 2.39 1.7 5.62[25]
5 "Grace's Secret" November 1, 2018 0.8/3 3.45[8] 0.8 2.25 1.6 5.70[26]
6 "Kid 'N Play" November 15, 2018 0.7/3 2.93[9] 0.8 2.31 1.5 5.24[27]
7 "So Long, Division" November 29, 2018 0.6/3 2.78[10] 0.7 2.20 1.3 4.98[28]
8 "Anchor Away" December 6, 2018 0.7/3 2.86[11] 0.7 2.24 1.4 5.10[29]
9 "Family, Trip" January 31, 2019 0.8/4 3.09[12] 0.8 2.62 1.6 5.71 [30]
10 "Dead Man Texting" February 7, 2019 0.8/4 3.07[13] 0.8 2.41 1.5 5.47[31]
11 "The Scales of Justice" February 14, 2019 0.7/3 2.94[14] 0.7 2.32 1.4 5.27[32]
12 "The Pursuit of Happiness" February 21, 2019 0.7/3 2.63[15] 0.7 2.36 1.4 4.99[33]
13 "The Real McCoy" February 28, 2019 0.6/3 2.35[16] 0.7 2.12 1.3 4.48[34]
14 "Supreme Courtship" March 7, 2019 0.7/3 2.63[17] TBD TBD TBD TBD
15 "Bad Blood" March 14, 2019 0.6/3 2.46[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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