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Will & Grace Concludes its Three-Year Revival With a (Second) Series Finale

ALSO: The NFL Draft, Superstore, We're Here, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Law & Order: SVU, and more.
  • Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes in Will & Grace. (NBC)
    Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes in Will & Grace. (NBC)

    One of the first major network shows to enjoy a revival years after its initial swan song, Will & Grace returned to the airwaves in 2017, looking like it'd never left, and seeming like the perfect antidote for Donald Trump's America. After a strong start, ratings waned and after three seasons, the series is quietly coming to a close tonight with its second series finale, followed by a half-hour retrospective. Also tonight: ABC airs round 1 of the NFL Draft, HBO brings three RuPaul's Drag Race alums to small town America, and a handful of favorites sign off for the season. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SERIES FINALE: The final episode of the revived Will & Grace sees Grace (Debra Messing) ready to give birth at any moment, while Will (Eric McCormack) prepares to move out of their apartment. Meanwhile, Karen (Megan Mullally) and Jack (Sean Hayes) have their own dates with destiny. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: When a show has not one but two series finales, it all but demands a special look back. The Will & Grace Retrospective, airing after the finale, does just that, mixing interviews with the cast with clips and fan stories about what the groundbreaking series meant to them and broadcast television. Watch the preview. 9:30 PM ET on NBC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Like so much on TV these days, this year's NFL Draft on ABC: Round 1 is going to look a lot different than in years past. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell puts it, he'll have to find a creative way to get booed as he broadcasts from his basement. This year's show will also be raising money for COVID-19 relief efforts. The three and a half hour broadcast begins at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC

    SEASON FINALE: America Ferrera had planned to say farewell to Superstore at the end of the season's two-part finale, but with production halted before the second half could be shot, the season is now ending on a bit of a cliffhanger, as Amy (America Ferrera) enlists Dinah's (Lauren Ash) help in keeping a secret from Jonah (Ben Feldman). Ferrera is expected to return for a proper send-off next season. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES PREMIERE: HBO's new unscripted series We're Here sees Eureka O'Hara return to their small-town roots alongside Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela as the three drag stars help "drag children" in local communities across the US put on a lavish one-night drag show for their neighbors. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO and YouTube

    SEASON FINALE: A massive blackout puts the Brooklyn Nine-Nine team on edge in the show's Season 7 finale. 8:30 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON FINALE: The long-waited trial of Sir Tobias Moore (Ian McShane) begins on the season finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, even as the department's other cases are knocked off track. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON FINALE: The latest installment in Netflix's hit reality franchise comes to a close today as The Circle: France's remaining players enter their final ratings before meeting face to face as the winner is announced. Streaming on Netflix

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Will & Grace, NBC, Series Finales