After the Will & Grace cast teased fans all weekend that the show might be making a comeback, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally officially confirmed on Twitter that the foursome are reuniting.
The cast all shared a teaser on Monday, September 26, with a few choice words highlighted in red. “A band of heroes will assemble to protect the world from aliens & destruction. Only an act of grace can save them in their battle for what is right. Only they can bring America back from the brink,” it read.
The hidden message spelled out what we’ve all been waiting for: Will & Grace is back! The stars even teased the return 10 years after the finale aired on NBC. Hayes, 46, tweeted a photo of the core four cast members together on a couch, writing, “We’re baaaaaaack! @meganomullally @therealdebramessing @EricMcCormack #WillAndGrace.” Messing, 48, reposted the photo and echoed the happy news on her Instagram account. “As seannie said…We’re BACK!!!!!!,” she wrote.
But it’s not exactly the reboot of the beloved show about gay lawyer Will (McCormack) and his interior designer bestie, Grace (Messing) that fans were hoping for.
Later on Monday, several of the stars shared a link to their reunion project: a hilarious new almost 10-minute Will & Grace scene about the 2016 election, featuring several jabs at Donald Trump — just in time for the first debate between the business mogul and Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election. The LOL-worthy clip also included timely jokes about Brangelina’s split, Ryan Lochte’s Dancing With the Stars protesters and more.
Will & Grace fans have been feeling especially nostalgic this week. Rumors of a reunion swirled after Messing reunited with her on-screen husband Harry Connick Jr., who played Leo Markus, on his daytime talk show. Connick Jr. revealed that people still call him out because his character cheated on Grace during his time on the show.
Messing also begged fans to forgive him for his character’s mistake. “I just want to make this perfectly clear he’s not really Dr. Leo Markus, he’s Harry freaking Connick freaking Jr.,” she said. “Please, America it’s time to let this go. Stop harassing Harry Connick Jr. It wasn’t real.”