Fans get ready for the return of 'Will & Grace'
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The wildly popular program “Will & Grace” is returning to television.
The show was one of the most popular programs on NBC from 1998-2006 and was considered groundbreaking because of its portrayal of gay characters.
“It was a good show. It was a gay show,” says Landon Heins, a longtime fan. “I could watch it with my friends who weren’t gay—who I was coming out with."
The rebooted “Will & Grace” features all of the original actors, along with about half of the writers and producers from its first run.
“The show is going to be what it always has been ... relevant,” said actor Sean Hayes, in describing what viewers can expect.
Last year, “Will & Grace” tested fan interest in a reboot with a 10-minute mini-episode on YouTube.
The mini-episode was filled with punchy humor, and unlike the original, much of it was political.
“I hope it doesn’t ruin its legacy by getting too political and driving people away,” says Heins.
Viewers can watch the reinvention themselves tonight at 9/8c on NBC.