UPDATE at 1:24pm PT on 8/3: NBC announced that the "Will & Grace" revival has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season.
No need to brush up on the "Will & Grace" series finale before the revival, because the show-runners are acting like it never happened.
In case you forgot, the finale showed the title characters' friendship falling apart and slowly reconciling over the span of about 20 years, as they married the men in their lives and had children, who eventually tied the knot with each other.
"That finale really caused us a lot of grief. You write a finale because a show is over. You never think that it's coming back again," creator Max Mutchnick explained to Entertainment Weekly. "We spent most of our time trying to figure out what would be the way to make the show the best version of itself coming back after 11 years."
"When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right?” fellow creator David Kohan added. "And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, 'cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives. And if it wasn't a priority in their lives, then they're still parents, they're just bad parents, right? We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace."
While the characters' kids will not exist in the revival, EW adds that Harry Connick Jr. will "briefly" appear as Grace's love Leo.
As for Jack and Karen, the show ended with them living together (with Rosario) in a mansion after Jack inherited a fortune from Beverly Leslie, who died after blowing off a balcony. All that, however, will be retconned as well.
According to EW, Jack will still live next door to Will and Grace, while Karen "will still get her drink on and live in that mansion."
"They've done well with their lives," Mutchnick teased of Will and Grace's professional careers, which have not changed since the original series. "They've always been successful at life and living. It's relationships that Will and Grace have always had the trouble with, and they still do."
"Will & Grace" returns to Must See TV on September 28, 2017.