The stars of TV comedy Will And Grace are in disbelief that the show is coming to an end.

The much-loved sitcom, which sees Eric Mccormack and Debra Messing, will close on 18 May (06) after eight years and eight series.

McCormack says, "I think we're in denial a little bit in terms of we kept thinking, 'Oh, we've got 12 (episodes) left.'"

The decision to end Will And Grace came about due to declining audience figures since 2004, and the age of the show, which piloted in 1998.

The final episode will be extended to one hour in length.