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Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
Will & Grace stars celebrate their 20th anniversary on social media
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Eric McCormack posted a photo from the pilot of him with long hair in the back, while Sean Hayes asked fans to share where they were when the pilot aired on NBC on Sept. 21, 1998.
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Will & Grace premiered 20 years ago today
See how Grace Adler, Will Truman, Karen Walker and Jack McFarland have evolved since the hit NBC sitcom debuted on Sept. 21, 1998. Debra Messing recalls her doubts that the sitcom featuring a gay lead character and a gay supporting would find an audience, while her co-star Eric McCormack was much more confident. “I distinctly remember after the pilot, sitting with Eric in the double chair on the set in front of the TV, and him turning to me and saying, ‘I think we’re going to be around for a long time.’ And I turned to him and I said, ‘Really?’ And he said, ‘Yes,'” Messing said.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Will & Grace co-stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing now have Hollywood Walk of Fame stars next to each other
McCormack was presented with his Hollywood Blvd star in a ceremony this afternoon, with his co-stars Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes in attendance, as well as Michael Douglas. His star is right next to co-star Messing's star.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Will & Grace gets Jon Cryer to play himself
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Two and a Half Men alum is expected to guest in a storyline involving Karen and Jack. ALSO: Debra Messing says David Schwimmer's role is "as far away from Ross as he can possibly get."
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
David Schwimmer shows up to the Will & Grace set wearing matching outfits with Eric McCormack
Debra Messing shared the photo of her new love on-screen love interest and his hilarious outfit. ALSO: A 19-year-old Ross Geller Friends mystery has been solved.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Will & Grace is bringing David Schwimmer back to NBC's Thursday lineup as Grace's love interest
Source: USA Today
The former Friends star is joining Season 2 in a recurring role.
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon received donations from Sex and the City's "Mr. Big," Lena Dunham and Alec Baldwin
Source: New York Daily News
Chris Noth donated $2,500 to his former co-star's gubernatorial campaign, while Baldwin gave $16,000. Also donating money were Lena Dunham, who gave $10,000, and Debra Messing, who gave $500. Nixon's HBO co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis previously donated $5,000 and $2,000, respectively.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Debra Messing: I had to wear fake breasts on my first sitcom
The Will & Grace star, in an Actors on Actors conversation with Sharon Stone, said of being handed cutlets to enhance her breast size for her first regular sitcom role: “‘I look stupid.’ I was like, ‘I’m not going to wear these,’ to which they responded, ‘The president of the network called and said he wants you to wear those.'”
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Are SNL's Colin Jost and Michael Che the right choice to host the first Emmys of the #MeToo era?
Source: Vanity Fair
This morning's announcement raises a question, says Laura Bradley: "Are Che and Jost really the right fit for this moment?" She adds: "As women fight to end exploitation and promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry, choosing a woman from the SNL family would have sent a strong message—especially for an awards show that likes to praise the TV industry for supposedly being more progressive than the film world. (Kate) McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, or Aidy Bryant would have made excellent Emmys hosts, either together or separately. (This also might have been NBC’s last chance to tap one of them, as all four seem likely to make their exits from SNL before the network hosts the Emmys again in four years.) Even beyond the halls of Studio 8H, there are plenty more talented women with TV shows on the current NBC roster, including Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Kristen Bell, America Ferrera, and Retta. (Bell even has one hosting gig under her belt already this year; she hosted the SAG Awards in January.) Were none of these women available?" ALSO: To have the first Emmys of the #MeToo era "hosted by two bros with a history of making highly questionable jokes is not good for progress."
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Saturday Night Live, Aidy Bryant, America Ferrera, Cecily Strong, Colin Jost, Debra Messing, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones, Megan Mullally, Michael Che, Retta, Sexual Misconduct, Time's Up
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
Steven Spielberg recalls directing Steven Bochco's Columbo series premiere script in 1971
The Sept. 15, 1971 Columbo episode "Murder By the Book" kicked off the Peter Falk series after two previous Columbo TV movies. Spielberg and Bochco, the respective future titans of the movies and television, were still in their 20s when they collaborated on the first episode of a series that would have a 10-season run on NBC and ABC. "Steve was a friend and a colleague starting with the first episode of Columbo in 1971 that he wrote and I directed," said Spielberg in a statement, reacting to Bochco's death. "We have supported and inspired each other ever since and through many deep mutual friendships we have stayed connected for 47 years. I will miss Steve terribly.”
- Joss Whedon calls Hill Street Blues "one of the biggest influences on Buffy (and me)"
- Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady says "NYPD Blue ushered in what was to be a modern golden age of television drama"
- Blair Underwood: "Steven hired me on LA LAW and changed the trajectory of my life and career"
- Debra Messing: "He was a pioneer, a gentleman, and gave me my first job in prime time tv"
- Corbin Bernsen: "I will be forever grateful to Steven Bochco for the key to the lock that opened the door to a career"
- Neil Patrick Harris: "His work ethic shaped mine, his words of wisdom stick with me to this day. I’m so proud of Doogie Howser, mostly for being a Bochco show"
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 7:46PM EST
Will & Grace taps Robert Klein to replace Alan Arkin as Grace’s dad
Source: TV Insider
Arkin appeared in a 2005 episode of the NBC comedy, but Debra Messing says he “was not able to return as dad so we feel very lucky to have Robert.”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
The View goes after Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda comments
Source: The Daily Beast
“To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch Megyn, okay?” said Joy Behar on this morning's show, adding: “Jane should have just said to her, ‘And how much work have you had, bitch?!”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
Catt Sadler is “immensely grateful” to the actresses who spoke up for her during E!’s red carpet coverage
Source: Page Six
“I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support today,” the former E! News co-anchor said, acknowledging the actresses who brought up gender parity while speaking to E!
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
Debra Messing used her E! red carpet interview to slam E! for Catt Sadler’s exit over gender pay gap
“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts,” the Will & Grace star said in an awkward moment with Giuliana Rancic. “I miss Catt Sadler … and we stand with her. That’s something that can change tomorrow, you know? We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men.”
- Ryan Seacrest criticized for avoiding asking men about sexual harassment, while asking women about the topic
- Eva Longoria also came to Catt Sadler’s defense while speaking on E!
- Longoria also called out Carson Daly for referring to #MeToo as a “brief” moment in history
- Rancic asked Issa Rae what she would call her memoir — not knowing the Insecure star’s memoir was a bestseller in 2016
# TOPICS: E!, E! Live from the Red Carpet, Will & Grace, Carson Daly, Catt Sadler, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria, Giuliana Rancic, Harvey Weinstein, Issa Rae, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards, Sexual Misconduct, TV Salaries, Women and TV
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Golden Globes: Six nominations for Big Little Lies, three for Feud
Big Little Lies and Feud led among all TV series, while Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us each netted three nominations. In the drama/musical series category, Will & Grace and newcomers SMILF and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel each earned a nomination.
- For the first time ever,Veep wasn’t nominated
- Netflix scored two of the five best drama nominees with The Crown and Stranger Things
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Debra Messing were snubbed as their respective Black-ish and Will & Grace co-stars were nominated
- HBO had the most nominations with 12, followed by Netflix's nine and FX's eight
# TOPICS: FX, HBO, Netflix, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, SMILF, This is Us, Veep, Will & Grace, Debra Messing, Tracee Ellis Ross, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards