Will & Grace continues to benefit by mining its characters’ considerable pasts

Last episode, Will & Grace dove into Will’s emotional baggage with his ex. This week, we take a look at Jack’s stunted emotional past with help from some painful Karen flashbacks. It’s nice that the show is drawing on its characters’ considerable history, even if calling some of these progressions baby steps would be…

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Will & Grace’s goodbye to a beloved character only gives Karen a chance to shine

At this point, you almost have to wonder: Why did Will & Grace come back? A lot of the content in these initial episodes has consisted simply trying to get the show back on track post-reboot. The wiping out of the original finale’s ending. Will’s and Grace’s divorces. And since actress Shelley Morrison didn’t want to…

Debra Messing made sure Grace became a feminist for the Will & Grace revival

The Will & Grace revival began with a short special about the importance of voting—which no one really mistook for being a one-time thing—and it looks like the quartet’s civic-mindedness extends throughout the rest of the season. Vulture reports that, while at the Tribeca TV Festival, the cast talked about how their…

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman want to make George Saunders’ first novel into a movie

It took George Saunders a while to publish his first novel: The supernatural/historical fiction mashup Lincoln In The Bardo, released earlier this month, follows 20 years of award-winning short fiction, essays, and journalism from the MacArthur Fellow. But it didn’t take long at all for someone to think Lincoln In The…

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Will & Grace’s Leslie Jordan says the revival’s already received a 10-episode order

That brief, civic-minded Will & Grace reunion from late last year might have kicked off a proper revival of the popular sitcom, in addition to urging people to get out and vote. In an interview with San Diego radio station KBPS, recurring guest star Leslie Jordan says NBC’s already given out a 10-episode order. Jordan…

“Why Him?” Bryan Cranston asks of James Franco in this sporadically funny hackwork

Is John Hamburg a hack? If he is, he’s an awfully polite one; he writes and directs knockoffs seemingly by request of his talented stars, and usually sticks to ripping off his own work whenever possible. For example, after working on the screenplay for Meet The Parents, it’s certainly within his right to tinker with…

Nick Offerman on middle-aged sex and what people get wrong about Ron Swanson

Nick Offerman may have landed in the public eye thanks to his portrayal of Parks And Recreation’s Ron Swanson, but there’s more to the mustache model than just a love of bacon and a keen sense of carpentry. He’s also a guy that loves his wife, Megan Mullally, and together, the two are touring their old Hollywood-style…

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman to play brother-sister parent spouses on Life in Pieces

It’s been a little while since we checked in with CBS’s four-little-sitcoms-for-the-price-of-one series Life In Pieces, which the network renewed for a second season back in March. The Betsy Brandt and Dan Bakkedahl-starring show got a little buzz at today’s Television Critics Association press tour event, though,…