2017 has been a pretty great year for fans of NBC's Will and Grace. The show has managed to bring all four leads back together for a revival, more than 11 years after the original run of the series came to an end. Not all of the original actors aside from the core four are returning to reprise their roles, but we now know of one amazing guest star who will be back. Bobby Cannavale is on board play Vince D'Angelo once more.
Bobby Cannavale made his Will and Grace debut in a Season 6 episode, and he would go on to appear in a grand total of 15 episodes. Cannavale was a huge hit on the series, even winning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy in 2005. As Vince D'Angelo, Cannavale played Will's ex-boyfriend. Toward the end of the series, it seemed unlikely that Vince and Will would get a happily-ever-after, but the series finale flashforward proved otherwise. After the big time skip, we learned the Will and Vince had gotten back together, married, and had a son.
A big question now is what role Vince will have in the revival. The new batch of episodes will completely ignore the flashforward of the finale. Executive producer David Kohan explained the reasoning behind erasing the original ending, saying that giving Will and Grace kids would turn the revival into either a show about their kids or about two people who are bad parents who neglect their kids. So, neither Will nor Grace has kids. We have to wonder if Will and Vince ever got back together in the new timeline. EW confirms that Bobby Cannavale will be back, but few details seem to be available.
Vince won't be the only character whose role in the finale flashfoward will be erased. Harry Connick Jr., who was Grace's love interest and the father of her child, will also appear in the revival series. At this point, we can only speculate about how all of these characters' lives turned out now that the flashforward with the kids is no longer on the table. Will and Grace will still be best pals, and Jack and Karen will still get into their classic shenanigans. As for the rest... well, we can only wait and see.
Fortunately, NBC seems to have a lot of faith in Will and Grace. The network renewed the revival for a second season before the first even debuted. Who knows? Maybe we'll get Bobby Cannavale as a recurring character. That said, Cannavale may be pretty busy. He landed a role on USA's acclaimed drama Mr. Robot, and he recently signed on for The Irishman. All things considered, Cannavale has done pretty well for himself in the wake of Vinyl's cancellation on HBO.
The Will and Grace revival will premiere on Thursday, September 28 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. For your other viewing options, take a look at our fall TV premiere guide.