The Jack McFarland character on Will & Grace has done great things for Sean Hayes. Along with 10 years of pretty decent paychecks, it’s earned him an Emmy Award. But could you imagine him playing Will on the show, instead of Jack? Believe it or not, that’s almost how things turned out! Hayes told us the story of what could have been, and how he ultimately landed the role of Jack. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sean Hayes)
New episodes of Will & Grace run 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.
When the case of Will & Grace reunited for new episodes after 11 years apart, their chemistry came back immediately, and it shows in the new shows. Eric McCormack, who plays Will Truman, says a big part of that chemistry comes from the fact that nobody in the cast puts their ego ahead of the show, and it’s that team spirit that makes the ensemble so great. (Click on the media bar to hear Eric McCormack)
Will & Grace returns with new episodes Thursday March 1 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.
In a way, it’s as if Will & Grace never left. Even after an 11-year hiatus, the show has picked up right where it left off in terms of creativity and popularity. Not only are the Will & Grace fans enjoying the new episodes, so are the cast members. In fact, Megan Mullally says she thinks the new episodes may be even better than the episodes they did during the show’s original run, especially since they haven’t overlooked the secret ingredient that made the show popular in the first place: love. (Click on the media bar below to hear Megan Mullally)