Break Out The Vitameatavegamin! – Will & Grace Announces ‘I Love Lucy’ Tribute

The cast of Will & Grace (photo: Dave Bjerke/NBC)

Break out the Vitameatavegamin! Will & Grace is planning a tribute episode to legendary 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy.

EW reports the homage, set to air in the spring, will offer three cast members – Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes – all taking on the role of the irrepressible redhead in iconic scenes from the beloved series.

Messing will take on Lucy’s loopy “Vitameatavegamin” scene, while Hayes will attempt to keep up in the continually-accelerating conveyor belt in the chocolate factory.

Mullally will, appropriately, have an alcohol-related scene as she stomps grapes at an Italian winery.

In each of the excerpts, Eric McCormack will become play Ricky Ricardo as the other cast members rotate in the roles of Fred and Ethel Mertz.

In a nod to the original series’ comedic genius, the writers of Will & Grace will present the scenes scripted exactly as they were over 70 years ago.

Plus, for a touch of authenticity, Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will make a cameo appearance as the no-nonsense supervisor in the chocolate factory scene.

“I know my parents would be over the moon to be honored in this way and by such similar talents who bring the same kind of joy to audiences as they did in I Love Lucy, said Arnaz in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be invited to the party and will do my best to honor the memory of Elvia Allman’s iconic performance.”

Messing shared a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes photo of her done up as Lucille Ball writing, “I can’t wait until you see all the mind-blowing work done by Costumes, Sets & Set Dressing, Props et al when it airs next spring.”

Will & Grace airs Thursdays on NBC at 9:30 p.m. ET.

(Source: EW)

News Round-Up: October 25, 2019

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Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Woofy Brett Miles and Alex Abramov (above) have their Halloween costumes down. They’re dressing up as….Fire Island gays! #TheyConvincedMe

NewNowNext: Megan Mullally will miss two episodes of the final season of Will & Grace giving more fuel to the rumors of a feud with Debra Messing.

Washington Examiner: A reporter at the conservative newspaper got a call from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. It didn’t go well.

KIT212: Kenneth’s weekly gay rag roundup finds the gays gearing up for Halloween

Variety: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci will play a gay couple on a road trip in Supernova, a romantic, modern love story that “follows two people who are bound together by their love for each other but being pushed apart by the situation they find themselves in.”

New Music: 3-time Grammy Award-winning vocal group Pentatonix drops this lovely cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” from their new Best of Pentatonix Christmas album.

While a Beach Boys song may not immediately ring Christmas bells in your head, ever since the tune was used in the closing credits of the uber-romantic Love Actually (2003), folks consider it a holiday-appropriate tune. I find the new version refreshing & sweet. Hit play below.

News Round-Up: October 8, 2019

L-R Sean Hayes of Will & Grace and Olympian Gus Kenworthy (image via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

Will & Grace: Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy shared the pic above with W&G star Sean Hayes as he shares the news he shot an episode for the upcoming final season of the iconic sitcom. Congrats, Gus!

Washington Blade: 133 LGBTQ activists were arrested outside the U.S. Supreme Court building today as justices heard oral arguments regarding whether federal civil rights laws protect LGBTQ people in the workplace.

Politico: Since taking office, Donald Trump has continually suggested asking White House staffers to take lie detector tests. The Donald has ramped up the idea again as two whistleblowers have come forward with clear information about his phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Netflix: The Fab 5 jet off to Japan for a four-episode Queer Eye mini-season. Streaming giant Netflix premieres the bonus installments on November 1.

KIT212: It’s Tennis Tuesday over at Kenneth’s place where he always finds the hottest tennis players to showcase. Last week’s specimen will be pretty hard to top… 🙂

Washington Post: The Senate Intelligence Committee, a Republican-led panel that has been investigating foreign electoral interference for more than two and a half years, said in blunt language that Russians worked to damage Democrat Hillary Clinton while bolstering Republican Donald Trump — and made clear that fresh rounds of interference are likely ahead of the 2020 vote.

New Music: Halsey drops the music video (nearly a million views in 6 hours) for her single, “Graveyard,” which has already amassed over 65 million streams since its release.

The music video, featuring Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney, begins in Halsey’s bedroom but evolves into a sweet same-sex romp at a carnival.

Stereogum praised “Graveyard” as a “strong pop song about depression and co-dependence” and noted, “Halsey… can sing about stark internal stuff and still make the songs sound like they belong in an arena.”

‘Will & Grace’ To End After Season Three Of Revival

The stars of ‘Will & Grace’ (image via NBC)

The producers of the hit NBC sitcom Will & Grace have announced the upcoming third season of the reboot will be the show’s last.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the decison was made by the cast and creators of the Emmy Award winning series.

“We think of the Will and Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will and Grace,” read a statement from the show’s producers.

“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will and Grace. They say you can’t go home again, but we did. And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again.”

“We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show’s supportive and caring home since day one.”

Originally, the four stars reunited for a short video in support of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The buzz began about a possible reunion and NBC quickly took note.

Initially revived as as a limited series, it picked up steam and the network added more episodes and, eventually, more seasons.

The stars took to social media to share the news.

‘Will & Grace’ Reel Highlights The Series’ Fashion Don’ts Of Its Stars

A new highlight reel from the producers of Will & Grace focuses on the fashion 'don'ts' of the shows four stars - Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes.
Sean Hayes (L) and Eric McCormack (R) of Will & Grace

A new highlight reel from the producers of Will & Grace focuses on the fashion ‘don’ts’ of the shows four stars – Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes.

The description of the clip, titled, “The Fashion Police’s Greatest Busts,” references New York Fashion Week (currently underway) reading, “It’s Fashion WEAK whenever someone misses the style mark.”

A third season of the revival has already been ordered for next fall.

Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.

Megan Mullally Belts Out Stunning “Man That Got Away” On ‘Will & Grace’

Megan Mullally’s “Karen” has the blues on Will & Grace

Watching this week’s mid-season premiere of Will & Grace last night, I was pleasantly reminded what a talented singer Megan Mullally is as her “Karen” delivered a stirring rendition of the iconic Judy Garland standard, “The Man That Got Away,” from her 1954 film, A Star is Born.

As the divorce with her husband Stan is finalized, Karen becomes melancholy and imagines herself in a dark club at a piano (it’s really a laundromat, but, isn’t that always the way?).

In addition to the short snippet of the song that made the episode, the producers of W&G have posted Mullally’s full performance of the song – and it is quite the moment.

Prior to W&G fame, Mullally spent many nights singing on the Broadway stage in hit musicals like Grease and How To Succeed in Business.

Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Check out Mullally’s full performance below.

‘Will & Grace’ Serves Up Guest-Star Mashup Video

Patti LuPone guest starring on ‘Will & Grace’

Over the 8 years of its original run (plus the two reboot/revival seasons), Will & Grace has given us not only lots of laughs from the ‘fearsome foursome,’ but tons of great guest stars.

Patti LuPone, Rosie O’Donnell, Blythe Danner, Ellen DeGeneres, David Schwimmer, Matt Bomer and Adam Rippon have all dropped by the hit NBC series to take part in the hilarity.

Plus, we’ve gotten cameo spots by music icons like Elton John, Janet Jackson, Madonna, JLo, Britney Spears and the one-and-only Cher.

With so many guest stars, the series has shared this awesome mash-up of celeb visitors over the years.

The comedy champ is still going strong having already been confirmed for a third revival season for fall of 2019.

The current second revival season returns on January 31, 2019.

Who is your favorite W&G guest star? I’ll go first – the fabulous Blythe Danner (as Will’s mother) always made us giggle. Totally brilliant.

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Upcoming Season 10 Of ‘Will & Grace”

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ET gives us our first preview of the upcoming season season 2 (really season 10 if you’re counting) of NBC’s Will & Grace.

Not only do the ‘Fab Four’ – Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally – chat on what we can expect, but we get our first look at former Friends star David Schwimmer, set for several appearances this season as Grace’s new boyfriend, “Noah.”

“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, who knows a little something about sitcom ensembles at the “top of their game.”

The first thing we learn is all four are looking at big changes in their personal lives this season.

“Grace” looks to be jumping into the political arena, while “Will” heads to the classroom as a teacher. “Karen” is divorcing her husband, “Stan,” as Sean Haye’s “Jack” is prepping for his walk down the aisle with fiancé, “Estefan.”

And mixed into all those storylines are guest stars Chelsea Handler, Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, Minnie Driver and hunky Matt Bomer. And don’t forget “America’s sweetheart” and Olympic bronze medalist, Adam Rippon, set to make a cameo.

But wait – there’s more!

The show shared an exclusive scene from the new season that apparently takes place after the wedding of Grace’s dad (played by Alan Arkin) and Will’s mother (the always brilliant Blythe Danner).

The scene opens with Jack and Karen having a hilarious kiki over drinks, remember the senior couple exchanging marriage vows.

“The look on Will and Grace’s face when his mother and her father said, ‘I do’ was priceless,” laughs Karen. “It was like, it was like…what was it like? Oh, it was like that.”

Cut to shell-shocked Will and Grace sitting stoically at the bar. Watch below.

Will & Grace premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

More Guest Stars Announced For Upcoming Season Of ‘Will & Grace’

The cast of ‘Will & Grace’ (image via Facebook)

The fall television season is ramping up and as Will & Grace is prepping for reboot Season 2 (really the 10th season) of the NBC hit sitcom, and what we know so far is love is in the air for EVERYBODY:

• Will is the lucky guy who will get a new boyfriend in the form of hunky Matt Bomer who’s character is described as “a smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor. #Squee!

• Chelsea Handler is set to play a high-powered lesbian client of Grace who begins to date her sister.

• Grace gets some dating action as well with former Friends star David Schwimmer scheduled for a five-episode arc as a her new boyfriend

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• Taking romance to another level is Jack who announced last season he planned on getting hitched to new boyfriend Estefan (Brian Jordan Alvarez).

• AND, Grace’s father (Martin Adler) and Will’s mother (the deliciously delightful Blythe Danner) shared their own plans to stroll down the aisle, which would effectively make besties Grace and Will sister and brother (awkward?).

• More guest stars! Self-declared “America’s sweetheart” and out Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon continues conquering hearts and minds as he’s set to cameo as a – you guessed it – figure skater.

• The brilliant Minnie Driver will return as Karen’s foe for life, Lorraine Finster.

• And co-creator Max Mutchnick has tweeted a tease of the return of ‘Anatasia Beaverhausen,’ Karen’s infamous alter-ego.

We’ll keep you posted on new developments as they’re announced.

The 10th season of Will & Grace premieres on NBC October 4.

(h/t NewNowNext)

‘Will & Grace’ Blooper Reel Is 7 Minutes Of Hilarious Outtakes

Check out the newly-released DVD collection Will & Grace - The Revival (Season One) complete with all 16 episodes, a behind the scenes video and 7 minute blooper reel

That’s right, honey! A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run from 1998 to 2006, comedy’s most fabulous foursome returned to their infamous Will & Grace roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in this TV season’s biggest reboot.

With the legendary James Burrows at the helm (directed every original Will & Grace episode), the show’s stars (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally) were once again delivering razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis.

The newly-released DVD collection of Will & Grace – The Revival (Season One) includes all 16-episodes plus deleted scenes, exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast’s reflections on the “profoundly emotional” return and 7 minute hilarious blooper reel.

Hidden scripts, not-even-close misses on lines, and f-bombs are all there.

Plus, we’ve got two more seasons ordered!

Check out the hilarious outtakes below.