Will & Grace wraps up a Karen-centric episode in a nice sitcom package 

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After a rocky start to the season last week, this Will & Grace episode is more like it: a carefully crafted and tied-up sitcom package. As the title indicates, “Where In The World Is Karen Walker?” is a tidy theme to wrap an episode around, as each of Karen’s friends flash back to their final interaction with her…

Even David Schwimmer’s anti-Ross can’t save Will & Grace’s season premiere

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Like its first season, the Will & Grace reboot’s second season has gotten off to a rocky start. When the show is firing on all cylinders, as it was before it wrapped up before hiatus in the spring, there’s really nothing like it, as the four leads display the chemistry just as intact as it was 20 years ago. But in…

Sticking their noses in other people’s business: 16 TV Cyranos

You know Cyrano de Bergerac even if you don’t know Cyrano De Bergerac. The protagonist of Edmond Rostand’s century-old play—based loosely on the life of an actual French polymath—is a canonical figure, his romantic plight, panache, and prodigious proboscis immortalized in countless stagings, adaptations, and lit-class…

The cast and creators of Will & Grace pick their favorite episodes from the show’s lengthy run

At nine seasons and over 200 episodes, Will & Grace has had a lengthy run that’s only going to get longer, what with NBC ordering two more seasons of the revival. In order to help us navigate through the vast catalog of episodes, the cast and creators of Will & Grace, including Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan…

Will & Grace showrunner buys John Oliver's LGBTQ-friendly bunny book for every school in Mike Pence's home state

The saga of Marlon Bundo—John Oliver’s LGBTQ-positive parody of a children’s book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence—continues this week, with Will & Grace showrunner Max Mutchnick pledging to push the tome’s roaring sales numbers even higher. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mutchnick has…

Director James Burrows on how Will & Grace changed America’s perception of the gay community

Will & Grace’s cultural impact has been a topic of much debate. Back in 2012, Vice President Joe Biden cited the show as doing “more to educate the American public [on the gay community] than almost anything anybody has ever done,” and in 2014, the Smithsonian added scripts, memorabilia, and the original series finale…

NBC wants a lot more Will And Grace, gives it another season and more episodes

It may look like 2018 outside, but in the TV world it’s still looking a lot like the late-’90s or early-2000s because NBC wants a lot more Will & Grace and its airwaves. As reported by Variety, the network has given the revived sitcom an extended episode order for its upcoming second season as well as a whole third…

Will & Grace returns with an inventive comic flourish in “Three Wise Men”

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One of the best, most fun parts of the old Will & Grace was the interchangeability of the groupings of the four main leads. Will and Grace, Jack and Karen, Will and Jack, Grace and Karen, all four leads together… all these combos have their advantages. But the diagonal dyads of Jack and Grace and Will and Karen may…

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

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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…