The revival of “Will & Grace” is poised to be a key player at the upcoming Emmy Awards. As a reminder that the fun and games continue off-camera, the studio has released a blooper reel featuring the four Emmy-winning stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Watch this quirky quartet make merry with various mishaps and miscues during filming of the ninth season of this beloved sitcom.
Over the course of the eight seasons that began in 1998, “Will & Grace” 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.”
After an 11-year absence, “Will & Grace” returned to NBC last fall to wide acclaim. This landmark series ranked as the highest rated comedy on the Peacock network in eight years. So, it was not surprising that even before the reboot had finished its run in the spring, NBC had ordered two more seasons of the sitcom.
The cast of this Emmy favorite first reunited last fall to film a nine-minute episode that was released online in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. With more than seven million views of the election video, it was not surprising that there was immediate interest in rebooting the series. This talented foursome picked up right where they left off a decade ago. Jimmy Burrows came back to direct as he did with the mini-episode and every one of the 194 installments in the original run.
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