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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.

January 29, 2014

Sean Saves the World has struggled in ratings along with rest of network's Thursday night line-up

NBC has stopped production of the Sean Hayes sitcom Sean Saves the World after just 12 episodes have aired.

Hayes sent out a tweet Tuesday (28 January) thanking NBC for a 'wonderful opportunity' as well as the show's cast and crew which included Linda Lavin as his mother and Megan Hilty as his best friend.

'Looking forward to Obama's minimum wage increase to $10/hr,' Hayes tweeted.

December 10, 2013

Leslie Jordan says stage musical was to focus on Megan Mullally's lushy Karen Walker character

The verbal sparring matches between Will & Grace's pill popping lush Karen Walker and her bitchy nemesis Beverly Leslie made for some of the most delicious moments of the show's eight year run.

It was the character of Beverly, after all, who delivered this classic put down when he came face-to-face with Megan Mullally's Karen: 'Well, well, well. Karen Walker. I thought I smelled gin and regret.'

October 24, 2013

'It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is "How do you get viewers to NBC?" ... It just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does'

Sean Hayes return to television in Sean Saves the World has not been the ratings success that his last sitcom Will & Grace was - not even close.

But the Emmy winner, who plays a gay single dad in the new show, says the show itself is not at fault.

April 12, 2013

ITV has released the first trailer for Vicious, a comedy from the writer and creator of Will & Grace

The trailer for the eagerly awaited Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi comedy Vicious was revealed today (12 April).

The two knighted British actors star as ageing partners Freddie (McKellen), a retired actor, and Stuart (Jacobi), a former barman.

With a script by Will & Grace writer Gary Janetti, the show also stars Misfits actor Iwan Rheon and Frances De La Tour, who plays the couple’s best friend Violet.

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.

December 14, 2012

The actors play lovers in upcoming flick about Liberace

Matt Damon had played a gay man in the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley and pretended to be gay in a memorable 2002 episode of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.

But he had never before taken on a gay role that required the love scenes like he shared with Michael Douglas in the upcoming HBO film Behind the Candelabra about the late Liberace and his younger lover Scott Thorson.

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

The New Normal comes from Glee creator Ryan Murphy

NBC, the network that brought viewers Will & Grace, had been lagging behind fellow broadcast networks ABC and Fox in recent years when it came LGBT representation on its programs.

But that is changing with several gay characters featured on its new musical dramedy Smash which has been renewed for a second season and with the announcement this week that a sitcom centering on a gay family will make its debut in late summer or early fall.

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 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.

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.

April 17, 2012

Couple shares their feelings in new video for Human Rights Campaign

Television stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have been married since 2003 and they want same-sex couples to have the same opportunity to get hitched as they did.

In a new video for the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, Parks and Recreation cast member Offerman jokes: 'You know, the night Megan and I got married, she actually thought she was marrying Cedric the Entertainer.'

I sure did,' says Mullally, best known for her role as Karen Walker on the long-running sitcom Will & Grace.