Will & Grace has brought us hours upon hours of memorable entertainment. If it hadn’t, NBC wouldn’t have brought it back for new episodes after so many years, right? Everyone’s got their favorite episodes of the show, but we wanted to find out which one stood out for one of the show’s stars, Debra Messing. She took us all the way back to the show’s second season. (Click on the media bar below to hear Debra Messing)
New episodes of Will & Grace air Thursday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Back in the ’90s, when Will & Grace hit the airwaves for the first time, it was an iffy proposition at best. Shows featuring a gay lead character hadn’t performed well, and there were serious concerns about whether American viewers would accept the show. So it was a shock to many observers when Will & Grace became a big hit. But not to Debra Messing — after they started shooting, the show’s Emmy-winning star became convinced it was the right show at the right time.
Will & Grace is back on TV and still making magic, Thursday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Will & Grace has always given us plenty of holiday cheer. During its initial run, the holiday episodes were some of the show’s most memorable. (Who could ever forget the Fanilow episode with Barry Manilow?) Now that the show is back, so is its tradition of holiday-themed episodes, and Debra Messing thinks this year’s might even be the best one yet! (Click on the media bar below to hear Debra Messing)
The Will & Grace holiday episode airs on a special night, tonight at 9/8c after The Voice on NBC.
When it began, Will & Grace was based around a simple premise: Can a man and a woman living completely different lifestyles coexist as best friends? Over the course of its original run, people fell in love with the dynamic between Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and Grace Adler (Debra Messing) because they were able to share everything about their lives with each other without the possibility of becoming physically intimate. For TV at the time, it was a revolutionary concept, since it seemed like every male/female relationship was built around the “will they or won’t they?” sexual tension. But with Will being a gay man and Grace a straight woman, that was never on the table, and Debra Messing feels their emotional closeness made the relationship much deeper than any sexual tension could have. (Click on the media bar below to hear Debra Messing)
Will & Grace, of course, is back and airing Thursday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Eight Is Enough might have been a popular TV title back in the ’70s, but for Will & Grace fans, eight seasons definitely wasn’t enough. So, after an 11-year break, the show has been picked up by NBC for its ninth and tenth seasons. What’s the secret to the show’s success? Debra Messing, who won an Emmy Award for her role as Grace, thinks the answer is simple: It’s a comedy that delivers exactly what a comedy’s supposed to deliver. (Click on the media bar below to hear Debra Messing)
Will & Grace returns to NBC on Thursday, September 28.