Will & Grace actors Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack shared a smooch at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the show’s 10-episode reboot.


The cast of the the hit show is reuniting for another finale season, after its original run from 1998 to 2006. With many 2000s shows returning to the air, it was fitting that the NBC sitcom return as well. This time, however, the plot will assume that the finale of the show back in 2006 never happened.

The show ended with Grace (Debra Messing) having a daughter with husband Leo (Harry Connick Jr.), while Will (McCormack) raised a son, Ben, with husband Vincent (Bobby Cannavale). This time around, the friends will be single, childless, and living in the same New York City apartment that they shared for years on the original show.

“When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right?” said executive producer/creator David Kohan. “And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, ‘cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives. And if it wasn’t a priority in their lives, then they’re still parents, they’re just bad parents, right? We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”


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Sean Hayes’ Jack and Megan Mullally‘s Karen will return as well, with Jack as the nosey neighbor of Will and Grace, and Karen living in her mansion with her trusty maid Rosario. At the series end, Jack, Karen, and Rosario lived together in the mansion, marking another change.

All the characters’ careers will remain the same, however. “They’ve done well with their lives,” says executive producer/creator Max Mutchnick. “They’ve always been successful at life and living. It’s relationships that Will and Grace have always had the trouble with, and they still do.”

Will & Grace returns to NBC on Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.

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