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Will & Grace in talks for 2017 revival

2016-10-29
Just weeks ago we reported about the mini Will & Grace reunion that saw cast members Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, who recently admitted he should have come out earlier, came together for a 10-minute YouTube clip to urging viewers to get out and vote for Hilary Clinton on November 8. The four main cast members as well as series co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are reportedly in talks for a limited run of new episodes on NBC in 2017. The discussions are said to be in "very early stages" but NBC, the network behind the show, is allegedly "very happy" with the reaction to the video that, as of today, holds over 6 million views. The sitcom ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 and the show has been cited as the watershed moment for LGBT visibility in the media. Debra Messing, who played Grace, told the Hollywood Reporter that she was more than ready for a revival, "Now that the election special is live, everyone has been asking, 'Are we really coming back? Could we really be back?'" "My response, which I've learned in the last five years, is I never say never anymore. Everything has changed so much in the TV industry; there have been reboots." You can watch the short reunion video below: More stories: Orlando Cruz pledges to become world’s first openly gay boxing world champion Scottish hotel loses five-star status over owner’s homophobia