Still bitter about Will & Grace‘s conscious uncoupling in the show’s 2006 finale? Your day is about to get a lot better.
Series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick confirm to Entertainment Weekly that the original ending — in which Will and Grace lost touch as they started new families of their own with Vince (Bobby Cannavale) and Leo (Harry Connick Jr.), respectively — will be completely ignored when the revival premieres on Sept. 28 (NBC, 9/8c), though Leo is scheduled to make an appearance.
“We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents,” Kohan explains. “We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”
Jack and Karen, who became roommates in the series finale, will also return to their respective dwellings; Karen will be back with Rosario in her palace, while Jack will resume his position as the titular duo’s neighbor.
The original ending “was more or less a fantasy, a projection… into the future,” Kohan told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour, adding that what he and Mutchnick missed most about doing the show was “the dynamic between the four of them,” and this fresh start will allow them to return to that.
But these characters haven’t been frozen in suspended animation for a decade, either: Will and Grace “haven’t been living together the entire time we haven’t seen them,” Mutchnick hinted, with Kohan adding: “Circumstances bring them back together again.”
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