Will And Grace Cast Will's New Love Interest

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Grace is not the only half of television's famous duo to be getting a love interest in Season 2 of the NBC sitcom's revival. Will is getting a love interest too! And it is all happening in a guest star-studded episode of Will & Grace's second season. So, who is playing the lucky man who catches Will's eye? Well, let's just say he is familiar with making magic, although more of the Magic Mike variety than involving a magic wand. Here is what you need to know!

Magic Mike and American Horror Story's Matt Bomer will play Will's new love interest in Season 2, per People. And Bomer's character is described by NBC as a smooth-talker. So, what does he do for work? Bomer's character is a TV news anchor and said to be "self-satisfied" with his job. Sparks will fly between him and Will. The sad news is that given Bomer is slated to "guest star" on the series, it will not be a multi-episode courtship.

Hence Will will not be getting a boyfriend...yet. As Will & Grace fans will recall, David Schwimmer has been cast to play Grace's new boyfriend in Season 2 for what is expected to be a multi-episode arc. When will Will get his multi-episode boyfriend? Fans will have to stay tuned. For now, Will & Grace fans will have to bask in the glory of Matt Bomer's brief stint as Will's love interest on the series.

As teased above, Bomer will be joined by two other guest stars in the episode. Olympic figure skater and Dancing with the Stars champion Adam Rippon will also be dropping in, along with Minnie Driver. Driver will reprise her role as Karen's archrival Lorrain Finster -- a part she already reprised in Season 1.

Will & Grace has not been shy on adding a multitude of guest stars for its upcoming season. Earlier this week, it was announced that Jon Cryer has signed on to star as himself in an episode of the series. Let's get back to Will and his love life though.

Here is hoping that Matt Bomer ends up being such a hit with viewers and the show that he winds up sticking around longer than a single episode. Bomer is no stranger to television, so why not a long-term sitcom role? Nevertheless, when the show decides to cast Will's long-term love interest, we will be all ears.

Will & Grace will return to NBC's fall lineup for the second season of its revival run, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Check out the new shows still set to arrive this summer with CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For new television that will premiere alongside Will & Grace this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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