Will & Grace Premiere Spoilers: Everything We Know So Far
Oh, honey! It is almost time for the Will & Grace revival premiere, and we can hardly wait for Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) to re-enter our living room via our TV screens. It has been 11 years since the show went off the air, after all. To satiate ourselves until its return — which is Thursday, September 28, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, in case you haven't already cleared your schedule — here are all of the Will & Grace premiere spoilers we could find. You're welcome.
Is The New Will & Grace Different?
Even though NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt assured the New York Times that the Will & Grace revival is "literally the old show," we were still hesitant to fully believe it... Until now.
In a review of the premiere episode, the NY Times describes, "Except for the pop-culture references and the smartphones, you could believe they’ve been waiting unchanged inside your TV for 11 years."
Vulture agreed, writing in their review, "Messing, McCormack, Hayes, and Mullally haven’t lost a single sassy step in their years out of each other’s orbits."
Fortunately, the succeeding episodes also retain that cheery, bright humor. "Happily, episodes two and three revert to more traditional Will & Grace subject matter — dating issues, problems in the workplace, and fast-paced, often physical comedy — that gives them the opportunity to more effectively work their charms," Vulture continued.
Of course, as with the original series, the new Will & Grace episodes will incorporate plenty of modern references and quips, allowing pop culture to infiltrate the dialogue.
That's a relief.
Where Does Will & Grace Pick Up?
The premiere episode picks up 11 years after the finale, with the four main characters in Will's living room, according to the NY Times. Will and Grace are playing a 'Who Am I?' celebrity game while Jack swipes through Grindr and Karen sips a signature martini.
As has been reported, the revival will act as though the finale never happened, and to avoid any questions on that, Vox wrote in their review that during this opening scene, Karen says she had a dream about Will and Grace drifting apart, then coming back together when their children got engaged, to which Will retorts, "That never happened."
The Los Angeles Times notes that Will and Grace did marry their significant others and later divorced, and neither had children. To reunite the duo, Grace has moved back in with Will, and Jack is still their across-the-hall neighbor.
Goodbye, series finale!
What Is The Premiere Episode About?
According to Vulture, the premiere episode "focuses heavily on Donald Trump," although, according to Vox, the current president's name is never mentioned.
During the premiere, Karen, a friend of Melania Trump, got Grace a job decorating the Oval Office. Will heads to Washington, D.C., to meet an attractive Republican senator, and Jack joins the group trip to sneak a peek at an old friend now working in the Secret Service.
The episode ends with the title characters as two single roommates once again, though this time, Vox notes, rather than both being a "flailing 30-something," they have each matured into a "divorced 40-something."
The Will & Grace revival premiere airs Thursday, September 28, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC
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