‘Will and Grace’ to re­turn to screens

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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

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