Little nuggets about the upcoming Will & Grace reboot have been dropping lately, including how they’re basically going to ignore the whole Will and Grace live happily ever after away from each other finale. But, one key component will not be back for the revival: ROSARIO! But, but, but!!!! She’s the best part! If anyone could scale Trump’s wall and teach President Cheeto Head a lesson, it’s her! The way she would call Karen a booze bag and scream before they eventually hugged it out has been my model for friendship since, well, ever! I grew up thinking the show needed to be called Jack & Karen & Rosario, so I’m really wondering why NBC even bothered giving this more episodes before the first episode even airs!
The Hollywood Reporter spills show creator Max Mutchnick said Shelley Morrison retired from acting, so that means Rosario has put away the feather duster and downright savage shade:
“It was with a heavy heart that she gave us that information and that we received it, but it is the way that it goes. It is a choice that she has made. We really wanted Shelley to be a part of this series, so we find ourselves having to figure that out moving forward. It was not an easy decision to make, but it’s one that she made.”
You clearly didn’t try hard enough, Max! Shelley deserves a headliner salary, her own trailer, a bedazzled maid uniform, and residual payments for what y’all are making off all that Windex product placement. Don’t be stingy, and get back to the negotiating table! The show will also deal with the absense of Bobbi Adler (played by Debbie Reynolds).
Debra Messing was at the Television Critics Association press tour saying (via Us Weekly) the only reason the show is coming back is because of the skit they did for the 2016 election. People were reminded of how they got all the haha’s from watching four grown adults throw enough verbal daggers during an episode where it began to look like discount night at Benihana. Plus, every gay in all the land was YAAAAAS KWEEN-ing for the duration of that Susan Sarandon spat, so the fan base was revived. Harry Connick Jr. is supposed to return to play his role of Grace’s husband Leo in some form or fashion, and if the show creators really want to do us all a solid, they’ll get Hillary Clinton, too. Not because she ever had anything to do with the show, but girlfriend has a book to peddle, and it will make that shit-stirring witch Andy Cohen’s head explode from crafting how he’s going to ask Susan about it the next time she’s on Watch What Happens Live.