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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 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman celebrate their 15th anniversary
"Happy Anniversary to my lover and goddess @meganomullally who after a 3-year audition gave me the gig," Offerman wrote on Instagram. "15 years ago. People, it’s a sweet goddamn gig." Mullally added: "we’ve been together since spring of 2000, but married since 2003. i can’t believe how lucky i am to be in such a happy situation with the greatest man in the world. not only do i love him more than anything in the world, i LIKE him. it doesn’t any get better than that."
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 7:37AM EDT
Will & Grace previews David Schwimmer and Matt Bomer guest stints
"Just playing at the level of this cast, who are at the top of their game, it was kind of like this great wonderful gift," says Schwimmer in a promo video for Season 2.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Murphy Brown creator watched Will & Grace's revival very closely, says it'll be "fun for us" if Trump tweets about the show
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I don't think he's going to be able to resist making a comment, and we welcome that," says Diane English. "That's fun for us. We don't welcome what might be a very aggressive reaction from some of the supporters out there. We're bracing ourselves." English says she studied Will & Grace's revival to see how topical and relevant her revival should be. In fact, an upcoming episode features a storyline that is very similar to the recent controversy over The New Yorker inviting Steve Bannon to participate in its Idea Festival. Meanwhile, the fourth episode, titled "#MurphyToo," will tackle the #MeToo movement. "In the episode '#MurphyToo,' we have a very in-depth look at the issue — for a 21-minute show. We wanted to look at both generations' perspectives of the huge issue of sexual harassment," says Candice Bergen. "There's a dramatic scene between Murphy and her son." ALSO: Revisiting the original Murphy Brown, whose cultural imprint endures.
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 Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Will & Grace books Adam Rippon, Minnie Driver and Matt Bomer
Source: E! Online
Driver will reprise her role as Karen's nemesis and stepdaughter, while Bomer will play a "smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor" who dates. Will. In his first scripted TV role, Winter Olympic ice skater Rippon will play himself.
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 Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:39AM EDT
This Is Us casts Will & Grace's Michael Angarano as Jack's brother
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Angarano, who has had a recurring role on Will & Grace as the son of Sean Hayes' Jack, will play the sibling of Milo Ventimiglia on This Is Us.
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 Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Chelsea Handler is coming to Will & Grace
Source: Entertainment Weekly
She'll guest on the NBC comedy as a "high-powered lesbian" client of Grace's.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Netflix got the most Emmy nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones
With 112 nominations, Netflix overtaking HBO for the most nods "is a reflection of volume, and an emerging status quo," says Willa Paskin. Netflix aired 70 new shows during the nominating period, while HBO aired 20 new and returning shows. "Forget hours: to stay ahead in the prestige game, HBO’s bread and butter, it would seem to have make more series to keep up," says Pasklin. "But there’s another way to look at these numbers. HBO still has way more nominations per show than Netflix does: Of the 10 shows with the most nominations, HBO had three; FX had two; Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix each had one, which is another way of saying that Netflix got the most nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones." She adds that amid the "overkill" of so many potential contenders, Emmy voters glom on to stuff they could actually remember and start using "brands like HBO, Netflix, and FX to look for contenders. Unlike Netflix and the networks, HBO and FX aren’t trying to appeal to everyone, but in terms of reliably attracting attention for their series, they too are the new networks."
- Netflix didn't do a few shows extremely well -- it did a lot of shows very well
- Netflix dominated by having lots of Emmy-approved shows in many categories, rather than one or two overperforming titles
- Don't write off HBO just yet: It landed more major program noms than anyone else, including the top two scripted series
- Netflix officially rules television with its 112 nominations
- A true changing of the guard will happen when Netflix wins in the major award categories
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, snubbed for Gilmore Girls, reacts to 14 noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: "Why are they letting me into the club?!"
- John Legend on a possible EGOT: "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool"
- Rachel Bloom posts a "Super chill" video of her trashing her office in reaction to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Emmy snub
- Bill Hader always wanted to do something like Barry, and now his show has earned five nominations
- Henry Winkler's Emmy nomination for Barry is his first for a regular TV role since Happy Days in 1978
- GLOW creators are proud to be part of a "really idiosyncratic group" of nominees
- Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, who was nominated for writing, on major category snub: "External validation is a popsicle"
- Jonathan Van Ness was nominated for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones
- Here are the 11 best Emmy nomination reactions -- and two of the worst
- American Vandal and Big Mouth each got nominated -- a huge victory for d*ck jokes
- Seven members of The Handmaid's Tale cast received nominations
- Donald Glover and Bill Hader each picked up four nominations, for Atlanta and Barry, respectively -- and for hosting SNL
- Roseanne wasn't snubbed -- it didn't deserve to be nominated
- The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski on her first Emmy nomination: "I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts"
- Megan Mullally was surprised Will & Grace was snubbed
- Regina King was nominated for the fourth year in a row, thanks to Seven Seconds
- Sarah Drew celebrates her surprise Emmy nomination for Grey's Anatomy: B-Team after she was dropped from Grey's Anatomy
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Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
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Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
NBC announces fall premiere dates for This Is Us, Will & Grace, The Good Place and The Voice
Source: E! Online
The Voice kicks off Season 15 on Sept 24, This Is Us returns Sept. 25, The Good Place will have a one-hour Season 3 premiere on Sept. 27, while Will & Grace returns a day later on Thursday, Oct. 4.