‘Will & Grace’ revival in the works: Emmy-winning comedy back on NBC?

Donald Trump may never have won an Emmy but he could be responsible for the return of one of the TV academy’s all-time favorites — “Will & Grace.” Word comes that this laffer, which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006, could return for a short season of 10 episodes. The four stars — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally — recently reunited to film a 9:00 episode that was released online in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (watch it above).

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With more than 6 million views of this so far, it is not surprising that there is talk of rebooting the series. During its eight-season run on the Peacock network, it won 16 Emmys from 83 nominations, including Best Comedy Series in 2000. And all four regulars won at least once each: McCormack (2001) and Messing (2003) in lead and Hayes (2000) and Mullally (2000, 2006) down in supporting. With Messing’s win in 2003, “Will and Grace” became only the third TV series in Emmy history in which all four of the main cast won awards, following “All in the Family” and “The Golden Girls.”

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As you will see from watching the reunion above, this talented foursome picked up right where they left off a decade ago. Jimmy Burrows was back to direct this mini-episode, as he did every one of the 194 installments in the original run. And with the set already rebuilt, it would be a shame not to see more of these fab four.

 

 

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