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…

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Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Hayes are also going to be in Hairspray Live!

Hairspray Live! has added two theater veterans. Seussical The Musical’s Rosie O’Donnell and Just Jack’s Jack McFarland—sorry, An Act Of God’s Sean Hayes—will appear in the latest musical production from NBC. The news was announced during a Television Critics Association summer press tour panel yesterday.