The Will & Grace revival, or whatever you want to call it, finished up its final season on Thursday––fourteen years after its original ending––and for some, the move is bittersweet. For others, not so much. In addition to leaving their characters behind for good, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally can also put an end to the greatest acting of their respective careers because neither has to continue pretending to like the other one!
Megan Mullally Won’t Be In All The Episodes Of The Last Season Of “Will & Grace” Because Of A Possible Feud With Debra Messing
The Will & Grace reboot is about to get far less fabulous with the news that Megan Mullally is going to be MIA for a couple episodes in the current, and final, season. But at least it’s for the second best reason: An unspoken feud! The best reason, of course, would be a public feud complete with a red carpet cat fight, but I guess we’ll take what we can get. TVLine reports that rumored friction between Megan and her co-star Debra Messing prompted Megan to take a temporary leave of absence from the upcoming 11th season.
Rather than inspire Will & Grace fanfiction entailing Grace Adler as a production assistant on Harry Connick Jr.’s daytime talk show, the creators of errybody’s favorite gay/st8 sitcom revival are pretending needy husbands and snot-nosed brats children never happened!
EW reports Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Susan Sarandon’s BFF Debra Messing) will be single, childless, and gay-gay-gaying it up in their New York apartment. OK, fine, they can hag it up, too. Just a little. Show creator Max Mutchnick gave their reasoning:
About a month after Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen reunited in a video about the presidential election, NBC started talking about the possibility of bringing them all back for a one-off season consisting of 10 episodes. Entertainment Weekly reports today that NBC made it happen and a Will & Grace revival is coming.
Both Variety and Deadline are saying that NBC is having “discussions” about the possibility of bringing back Will & Grace for a potential revival. Will & Grace ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC. Sources tell Variety says the revival would be produced by NBCs sister studio Universal Television, but that’s all the information they have right now. Deadline’s sources had a couple more details. They say there’s an idea floating around about making it a one-off 10-episode series. They also still need to secure Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes, and series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. There is also a chance that this new Will & Grace could be a Netflix thing, but again, nothing has been confirmed.
Apparently that Will & Grace reunion that happened last month did a lot more than just get people to think about not voting for Donald Trump. Variety says that NBC started talking about the possibility of a revival after they saw how much Will & Grace fans were losing their minds on social media over that election-themed mini-episode.
Of all the random shows to bring back to life, I am completely behind this one. But if NBC is really doing it for the fans, then this revival should be called Jack & Karen (oh and also Will & Grace). Jack and Karen were clearly the stars of the show. I would be totally ok if 9 out of 10 of those episodes were about Jack and Karen’s modern-day adventures, like Jack discovering the dog filter in Snapchat and Karen Googling shit like “Can you vape vodka.”
Over the weekend, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally stuck the tip into Will & Grace fans by teasing some kind of reunion. While sipping from a child-sized Belina juice box, I threw a side-eye at their little tease, because a Will & Grace reunion is one hundred percent incomplete without Rosario! But they reunited anyway and now we may know why.