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August 4, 2014

'It was a joy working with that cast'

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April 30, 2014

When show debuted in 1998, Messing says such cluelessness 'was considered a good thing for the show'

The landmark NBC sitcom Will & Grace didn't want to be in your face when it premiered back in 1998 - a year after Ellen DeGeneres came out and more than a decade before the premiere of Modern Family.

Debra Messing, the actress who won an Emmy for her performance as the best friend of a gay man (played by Eric McCormack), remembers that the subject of Will's sexuality had to be introduced delicately.

April 30, 2014

When show debuted in 1998, Messing says such cluelessness 'was considered a good thing for the show'

The landmark NBC sitcom Will & Grace didn't want to be in your face when it premiered back in 1998 - a year after Ellen DeGeneres came out and more than a decade before the premiere of Modern Family.

Debra Messing, the actress who won an Emmy for her performance as the best friend of a gay man (played by Eric McCormack), remembers that the subject of Will's sexuality had to be introduced delicately.

March 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden had credited same show with shifting public opinion

Will & Grace ended its run in 2006, but the sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend is still be very much in the current conversation about gay marriage.

Gay marriage foe Rick Santorum, the former US senator who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, discussed the show's impact on gay marriage during the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

June 26, 2012

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing makes statements at Trevor Project event

It's been six years since Will & Grace left the air but the NBC sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend became front page news again when US Vice President Joe Biden referenced it when going public with his support of gay marriage.

The show's stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing headlined the Trevor Live event Monday (25 June) and talked about their hopes for their children:

'I pray to God my son grows up gay,' McCormack said as the crowd at Chelsea Piers cheered.

June 26, 2012

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing makes statements at Trevor Project event

It's been six years since Will & Grace left the air but the NBC sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend became front page news again when US Vice President Joe Biden referenced it when going public with his support of gay marriage.

The show's stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing headlined the Trevor Live event Monday (25 June) and talked about their hopes for their children:

'I pray to God my son grows up gay,' McCormack said as the crowd at Chelsea Piers cheered.

May 8, 2012

Groundbreaking sitcom credited by Vice President Joe Biden as helping to change America's attitudes about same-sex unions

When Vice President Joe Biden said on NBC's Meet the Press this week that he supports gay marriage, the men who created the sitcom Will & Grace were thrilled that he gave their show some of the credit for helping to educate the American public.

'I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far,' Biden said.

May 7, 2012

US Vice President said sitcom had 'probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything'

US Vice President Joe Biden has made headlines by saying on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday (6 May) that he supports gay marriage.

What hasn't gotten as much attention is that Biden gave credit to the sitcom Will & Grace for the shifting views of an increasing number of Americans who now favor same-sex unions.