‘Will and Grace’ to return to screens
BEVERLY HILLS: Comedy Will & Grace, the television show credited with bringing gay men and women into mainstream pop culture long before gay marriage was legal, is returning to screens.
The show will return in September in the US for two seasons, broadcaster NBC said.
The revival, in which Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their roles, will ignore the 2006 series finale, which jumped 20 years into the future.
And although pop culture and Washington politics will play their parts, the cast and creators said the main aim of the show will be to make people laugh.
The series about a gay attorney who shares a New York apartment with his straight female friend began in 1998 and was credited with fostering acceptance of gays years before the US Supreme Court made gay marriage a right nationwide in 2015.
The 2006 series finale leapt 20 years into a fantasy future in which Will and Grace have become estranged but are brought back together through their children.
The series will pick up with Will and Grace still living together, and with Jack (Sean Hayes) and narcissistic Karen (Megan Mullally) living across the hall. – Reuters