If you've been paying attention to the world of TV and film production, you'll notice one trend that is ruling the day: nostalgia. Audiences are eager to return to a a simpler time, and just about every film franchise and TV series have returned for reboots and long awaited sequels. While these projects have been met with various levels of success, there are few reboots as hotly anticipated as NBC's Will and Grace (which just released its catalogue on streaming). The new season will premiere next week at The Peacock, including its trademark theme song. Now the cast has gotten together to sing the diddy, with brand new spankin' lyrics. Check it out.
If that's not enough to get you hyped for new episodes of Will and Grace, then I'm not sure what else will. Let's break down this adorable video, and the lyrics that were added to the show's signature theme song.
Each of the four starring cast members of Will and Grace got their own solo in this song, which debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Up first was Debra Messing, who welcomed the fandom back to the series, before quickly turning the focus over to her best friend Will. Eric McCormack then got his own solo, while battling an unruly audience member's pom pom. He reminisced about the show's original run, especially how NBC had a night dedicated to "Must See TV".
Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes also got their own solos, full of jokes at NBC's expense. For instance, although Will and Grace will be back for a modern audience, the acclaimed sitcom is still on NBC and therefore they won't be able to curse. Plus, Mullally referenced NBC's various Chicago shows, maintaining that the new season of Will and Grace will be one of the few shows on the network that isn't set in The Windy City.
Jimmy Fallon himself even joined the fun, joking that he asked for a cameo on the new season, but was turned down. Then all five of the entertainers, as well as the myriad of backup dancers, joined together for a final chorus that helped to publicize the season premiere. Talk about good marketing.
Overall, it looks like Will and Grace will be able to jump right back into its rhythm when the series returns next week. In their following interview with Jimmy Fallon, the cast recounted how so many members of the cast and crew are returning, down to the original costume designer. The cast's ability to jump back into their Emmy Winning characters was shown in last year's short "Vote, Honey", which was a video aimed to encourage the American people to participate in the 2016 Presidential Election. The short went so viral that NBC ended up ordering a new season of Will and Grace, and then promptly renewed it.
Will and Grace will return to NBC on September 28th, 2017. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.