Debra Messing shockingly walks away from the Will & Grace revival… in the show’s hilarious musical mini-episode.
Fans of the beloved sitcom were probably momentarily stunned watching NBC’s latest viral video, as Debra confided in co-star Eric McCormack that she’s just too busy on Instagram (and Twitter) to come back to Will & Grace:
The good news, of course, is that Messing’s threats to quit are just the set-up for a brand new mini-episode in which McCormack, Megan Mullally (in full Karen Walker mode) and Sean Hayes must convince her that Will & Grace‘s fans are depending on a reunion season!
The mini-episode brings McCormack, Messing, Mullally and Hayes back together in Will and Grace’s apartment, and gives off some serious nostalgia vibes. Suddenly, it’s 1998 all over again.
If the cast are having this much fun making Will & Grace again, just imagine how much fun we’re all going to have watching it when it finally hits our screens next season.
The dream of a Will & Grace reunion series came about, in large part, because of a viral video released ahead of last year’s US presidential election, in which all four original cast members got back together on set for the first time in nearly a decade.
In that mini-episode — which you can watch below — Will and Grace battled with Karen in trying to sway Jack away from voting for Donald Trump. Unfortunately, we all know how that turned out…
However, that viral video sparked so much interest that the cast almost immediately went back into negotiations with NBC and, just a few months later, 12 all-new episodes were commissioned.
When Megan Mullally was recently in the UK to tour with her band Nancy & Beth, she admitted she was gobsmacked that the reunion came together so quickly.
“It’s never happened before in the history of half-hour network television,” Mullally marvelled. “In the states, they’ve never brought a show back – the same exact show [with the] same cast, same director, same lighting designer.”
And there’s already talk that this limited-run season could lead to even more down the line, making this a very, very good time for be a Will & Grace fan. Let’s all toss back a martini, Karen-style!
To hold you over until the new season launches this autumn, feast your eyes on the first cast posters below and just imagine how amazing it’s going to be to see Will, Grace, Jack and Karen together again:
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