Will and Grace

Andrew Rannells and Jane Lynch To Guest Star on Will and Grace

We have more Will and Grace guest star announcements for you guys.

As the new revival of the classic gay sitcom is just around the corner and as production for the show continues, lots of names have been listed as people who will appear in an episode or two.

Even big rumors like Michelle Obama guest starring have spread around.

But, with rumors like that there are also confirmations like the announcements of Minnie Driver and Harry Connick Jr. coming back to be a part of the show.

And now, we have even more news as Andrew Rannells and Jane Lynch have been added to the show as guest stars.

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“Details on their characters are being kept under tight wraps except that they will appear in the same episode, which begins production this week,” said The Hollywood Reporter.

This news comes just as Rannells has finished up his work with the series closure of HBO’s Girls and his start up as a part of Netflix’s Big Mouth.

In addition, Lynch was last seen in Manhunter: Unabomber and is also preparing for her return to animation in Wreck-It Ralph 2.

We’re excited to see Rannells and Lynch in their upcoming projects and in Will and Grace.

Jack is Using Grindr When 'Will & Grace' Returns

With the return of Will & Grace just about a month away, we have been clued into a lot about what the fab four will be up to in this new installment of the hit show. We know the show will ignore the finale completely and that one of our favorites, Rosario, won't be returning--but we still want to know what Will, Grace, Jack and Karen have been up to all these years. There must be changes that will affect the way these characters interact.

Politically, the world has changed a lot, and with technology, we have seen a huge shift in the way we all communicate, including how we date or seek relationships (i.e. apps).

To clue us in, here is the latest promo for Will & Grace where we get to see Jack (played by Sean Hayes) using Grindr on screen for the first time. If we remember correctly, Jack has always been looking for Mr. Right Now and bringing back the character a decade later certainly adds to his hunt for the flavor of the month--with a good laugh at Will's expense, of course!

Will & Grace returns to NBC on September 28th!

Rumor: Michele Obama To Join "Will and Grace" Revival (UPDATE)

UPDATE (8/18/2017): It has been brought to our attention that the news of Michele Obama guest starring on Will and Grace is wholly untrue and just a rumor. The Rosario news however is not.

It seems like everyone is excited for the upcoming Will and Grace revival. And that includes the execs over at NBC who have already decided to order a second season from the revival before the first one even airs.

But, maybe part of the reason people are so excited for the show isn’t for the main cast, but for the reoccurring or guest actors who will show up.

And the latest name to be added to that list? Michele Obama (now we're told it isn't true).

That’s right, the former first lady herself is (not) in talks to guest star on the show.

This news comes from Touch Weekly and they state that, ”The details are still being worked out, but supposedly Michelle is up for anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the line too much,” and adds that, “will not be taking any personal jabs at Donald Trump. The writers will leave that to the rest of the cast.” (Now will there be more jabs at Donny John?)

But just as this news is great and exciting, there’s also casting news that’s sad and depressing.

Sadly, it looks like the character of Rosario won’t be rejoining Will, Grace, Jack, and, most importantly, Karen for these two new seasons.

It was announced by co-creator Max Mutchnick that Shelley Morrison, “has decided to retire. It was with a heavy heart that she gave us that information and that we received it, but it is the way that it goes. It is a choice that she has made.”

“We really wanted Shelley to be a part of this series, so we find ourselves having to figure that out moving forward. It was not an easy decision to make, but it’s one that she made.”

Morrison had a brief cameo in the Election video that inspired the show’s revival, but sadly that seems to be the last time we’ll see Rosario with the gang.

'Will and Grace' Won't Pick Up Where It Left Off

When news about the Will and Grace revival hit the interwebs, probably everyone was wondering “How the hell is that going to work?” When we last saw the modern day Lucy & Ricky we were force-fed their quick story wrap-up by flashing forward nearly twenty years in the future. It was a bit of a stretch to see the best friends we have come to know and love be complete strangers with one another and then randomly come back into each other’s lives. We get it—it needed to end. But how is this new jump starting of the series going to reflect the original show’s ending?

Well—it won’t! Rejoice!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Max Mutchnick, co-creator and executive producer of the show, has broken the silence about the difficulty of coming up with a formula for the revival.

We spent most of our time trying to figure out what would be the way to make the show the best version of itself coming back after 11 years. That finale really caused us a lot of grief. You write a finale because a show is over. You never think that it's coming back again.

So what does this mean? Here’s what Mutchnick’s partner-in-crime David Kohan had admitted was the main problem.

When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right? And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, ‘cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives. And if it wasn't a priority in their lives, then they're still parents, they're just bad parents, right? We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace.

Great! Will and Grace will be the single, childless friends we all know and love once again. How do we know they’re single?

Here’s this:

Its television, these things happen. Characters get dropped left and right and we wake up to a Deus ex machina reality.

Looks like a lot of things will be back to normal at 155 Riverside Drive. I’m sure Karen will still be dodging Stan and Rosario will still be under her employ. And Jack—well, he must still be ‘Just Jack’.

We’ll find out when Will and Grace premieres on September 28th on NBC.

Win a Trip To See The 'Will & Grace' Revival

Honey, what is this? What's happening? What's going on here?

Well--if you have $10, donate them to the Human Rights Campaign and you could win a trip to Los Angeles to see a taping of the Will & Grace revival, premiering this fall on NBC's "Must See TV" lineup.

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The HRC has partnered with the Emmy-winning comedy for this crowd-funding effort.

You can ENTER HERE

A $10 donation will offer the winner travel and hotel accommodations, behind-the-scenes tour of the set, and an unforgettable photo with the cast.

All proceeds from this effort go toward the HRC's continued work LGBT rights. Last week, the HRC confirmed that they would be making the greatest investment in the organization's history by allocating $26 million toward the HRC Rising campaign which will aim to win over voters in swing states during the 2018 Senate race--which would be a huge game changer for LGBT rights movement.

The original series of Will & Grace ran from 1998 to 2006 and ended with a lackluster flash forward. After a viral presidential campaign promo urging people to vote during the 2016 election the masses couldn't get enough of Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen--we wanted more! We can't wait to see where the next installment will take us!

The ninth season of Will & Grace will premiere on September 28th on NBC's popular night of lineups--back where it belongs!

Here's a teaser to go with your vodka: