It seems like every few months, news of a TV show or movie revival is reported. With nostalgia ruling the day, producers like Netflix have been cashing in on the trend with popular shows like Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House. Rumors of a possible revival of the NBC sitcom Will and Grace have been circulating since the cast reunited for a 10 minute short before the election. The fire of these rumors were fanned when the incomparable Leslie Jordan, who plays Karen's frenemy Beverly Leslie, let slip that a 10 episode order had been green lit. But now Debra Messing has cleared things up.
Well, there you go. It looks like no concrete plans to bring back the gang are in affect, although there are some talks being had that includes the cast, so it's not without hope.
In all honesty, it seems like only a matter of time before Will and Grace makes some type of return to television. The 10 minute short, called Vote, Honey basically broke the internet when it premiered back in September. The video currently has 6.7 million views on youtube, so there is definitely a captive audience who would like to return to Will's apartment.
Additionally, it's pretty amazing how quickly the main cast jumped back into their signature characters. Will and Grace has been off the air for quite some time, and yet Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, and Debra Messing instantly brought back each characters voice, mannerisms, and quirks. Watching the Vote Honey felt like it was just another episode; it was like the show had never truly left.
And that's partly true. Although Will and Grace ended back in 2006, the sitcom has never really stopped being shown on television. Will and Grace runs on syndication in an variety of networks including Lifetime, WE, and LOGO. While it's noticeably lacking from Netflix's catalogue, the series never really left the lexicon of television. In fact, it's been considered far more significant and important in the years since the finale, with VP Joe Biden claiming that the show educate the public about LBGT issues far before its time.
Of course, Will and Grace's ending does make things a bit complicated for a revival. The finale saw the dynamic duo go years and years without speaking to each other, instead finally focusing on healthy relationships and their children. So if new episodes are produced, they would have to basically ignore the canon of the show. Or they pick up fromWill and Grace's reunion after moving their kids into college.
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