Guess what honey? Television’s wittiest foursome is returning to our screens – a decade after their unforgettable eight-season run. The much-anticipated Will & Grace revival starts on Wednesday 18 July at 19:30 on M-Net channel 101, along with the original award-winning cast: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Reprising their roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen the comedic quadruplets are picking up right where they left off, complete with dirty martinis and razor-sharp jabs.
In the new season premiere, viewers are taken back to the infamous two bedroom apartment in Manhattan where Will and Grace find themselves faltering after their respective divorces – and in the current political climate. When the pair are approached by opportunities that test their political beliefs, Jack and Karen are pretty and present to help them figure things out by typically making things much worse. Like Will and Jack though, the truth eventually comes tumbling out and the foursome are forced to deal with their messy choices.
With a cast of fabulous familiar faces, the 16-time Emmy Award winning sitcom is introduced to a new generation of audiences with: Debra Messing who returns as Grace Adler. Messing won an Emmy in 2003 and was nominated on five other occasions for her work in Will & Grace, while also earning six Golden Globe Award nominations for the series. Messing also starred in the remake of Dirty Dancing and played the lead in the crime drama series The Mysteries of Laura.
Eric McCormack stars as Will Truman. McCormack won an Emmy Award and was nominated three other times for his work on Will & Grace in addition to earning a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Award nominations. He has appeared in the dramas Trust Me and Perception, where he also served as producer and director.
Sean Hayes will continue in his role as Jack McFarland. Hayes is a talented musician and began working in the Chicago stage community, serving as the music director at the Pheasant Run Theatre for a few years where he appeared in several of their productions. In 1998, Hayes received his big break and landed the role of Jack onWill & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award (and was nominated six times), four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two TV Guide Awards, an American Comedy Award and seven Golden Globe nominations.
Megan Mullally is the Karen Walker, and, for her work in Will & Grace, has won two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and received five Golden Globe nominations. Mullally had a recurring role on Parks and Recreation, opposite her real-life husband Nick Offerman. She also has a recurring role as Aunt Gayle on the animated hit Bob’s Burgers. Her past credits include Seinfeld, Frasier and Wings.
The legendary James Burrows, director of every original Will & Grace episode returns to the comedy along with the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. The sitcom is executive produced by David Kohan, Max Mutchnick, James Burrows, Tim Kaiser, Alex Herschlag, Tracy Proust and Jon Kinnally. In September 2016, Kohan and Mutchnick produced and released a surprise reunion of Will & Grace online, which was helmed by director James Burrows, the success of which was the impetus for bringing the show back to the small screen.
Will & Grace will be available on Catch Up Explora and DStv Now. Additional airings are on Thursdays at 12:00 and Mondays at 07:30. For more information go to mnet.tv follow the conversation on Twitter @MNet (#Mnet101 #Will&Grace) or on the official M-Net Facebook page.