Reboots and revivals are all the rage on the small screen nowadays, and fans of long-cancelled shows have reason to hope that maybe their favorite characters could return to TV. Some revivals are more likely than others, and we can now add '90s NBC sitcom Will & Grace to the list of possibilities. The four principal actors recently reunited for a 10-minute mini episode on YouTube, and star Eric McCormack has this to say about the possibility of an actual revival series:
Yeah, we're talking about it. NBC loved it. They didn't even know what we were doing with that 10-minute YouTube video. But when they found out about it, they were very gracious and said, 'We love it. Go ahead and do it.' And when they saw the response to it, they did come and say, 'What about doing a limited return?' So we're in discussions for that at the moment, and the four of us would love for that to happen. That would be great.
The reunion video has been viewed more than 6.5 million times since it hit the web in September, so it's easy to see why NBC would be interested in bringing the team back together for a limited run series. The network would obviously want higher viewership than 6 million for a series, but that number is huge for an Internet video about voting. All in all, Eric McCormack's reveal that he, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes would be on board for a revival probably won't be a huge surprise to any who watched the YouTube video. They slipped right back into their characters so seamlessly and enthusiastically that it barely seemed like ten years had passed since the series finale.
The clip brought more than just the four main players back together to recapture the feel of the series during its original run. Will and Grace's apartment looked exactly as it did while the show was on the air, and it was hard not to wonder if the producers had used special effects to somehow recreate the location and make it look that good. Eric McCormack went on in his chat with AV Club to explain that they actually reconstructed the iconic apartment set to a prop. The pieces are all in place for a fabulous reunion series. If Shelley Morrison's appearance at the end of the video is any indication, even Rosario could be back.
Unfortunately, not everybody from the original run of the series will be able to reprise their character for a reunion. Some actors have passed away in the years since the show went off the air in 2006, most recently Debbie Reynolds. The venerable actress played Grace's mother off and on during the show, and she would have been a valuable asset to any Will & Grace reunion.