Harry Connick Jr.: ‘Will & Grace’ Revival Was One of the ‘Weirdest Experiences of My Life’

The gang is back together! After 11 years, Will & Grace is set to return and Us Weekly caught up with one of the show’s stars, Harry Connick Jr., who told Us what it was really like getting back on set. Watch the video above!

Connick Jr. will reprise his role as Leo, Grace’s (Debra Messing) husband, and will make his first appearance in the fourth episode of the reboot.

“To be totally honest, aside from the fact that it was incredible, it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life,” Connick Jr. told Us about getting back on set. “Because everything is exactly the same.”

Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr.

And he wasn’t kidding; literally everything was how production left it back in 2006.

“The watercooler is in the same place, the desk is in the same place, same people,” explained the talk-show host, who was recently honored as one of Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorker’s. “It’s just everyone is 10 or 11 years older, so it was really a wild experience.”

When the show left off in 2006 Grace and Leo, who plays a doctor on the show, were back together after an on-and-off romance and raising their daughter, Lila, in Brooklyn, New York. However, Connick Jr. couldn’t reveal the state of their current relationship.

Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland
Megan Mullally as Karen Walker, Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland Andrew Eccles/NBC

“I don’t even know what kind of doctor I am on the show they never actually told me,” Connick Jr. told Us. “I would love to find out.”

One thing Connick Jr. does know is that the show “is even better” than the original and “it’s just hilarious.”

Will & Grace returns to NBC on Thursday, September 28, at 9 p.m. ET. 

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!