“Will & Grace” fans may want to thank Donald Trump for reuniting the cast of the sitcom for the first time in over a decade. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally reprised their Emmy-winning roles in a new nine-minute mini-episode that also serves as an ad for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (watch it above).
In the episode, directed by multiple Emmy-winner James Burrows (who also directed every episode of the NBC series), Will (McCormack) and Grace (Messing) are stunned by the ascendance of Trump in the presidential race, though Grace is equally stunned by the fact that Jamie Dornan had a “butt double” in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Meanwhile, Karen (Mullally) is an enthusiastic Trump supporter, going as far as building a wall in her backyard to keep her maid Rosario out of the main house. The trio then tries to influence Jack (Hayes), who has become an undecided Pennsylvania voter and is having a hard time choosing a candidate.
“Will & Grace,” which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006, won a total of 16 Emmys during its run including a win in 2000 for Best Comedy Series. The show also has the distinction of being one of only four shows—alongside “All in the Family,” “The Golden Girls,” and “The Simpsons”—where all regular cast members won Emmys for their performances.
The surprise reunion was teased over the weekend when photos of the four main actors appeared on social media, showing them dressed as their characters on a set that resembled Will’s apartment from the series. Could this be the beginning of a possible revival for the series? According to an interview in Hollywood Reporter, McCormack’s answer, “It’s a never-say-never-type situation.”