Sean Hayes, the actor who played Jack in the TV sit-com, Will & Grace, has confirmed that the four main stars of the iconic show, which featured two gay men as lead characters, have agreed to a TV special.
Will & Grace ran from 1998 to 2006, for 188 episodes, and featured Sean Hayes as Jack, Eric McCormack as Will, Debra Messing as Grace, and Megan Mullally as Karen.
The NBC special will see the casts of three other shows also re-unite, Cheers, Frasier and Friends, in a tribute to director, Jimmy Burrows (who directed all 188 episodes of Will & Grace) and all four casts have confirmed their participation. There is some doubt about Matthew Perry of Friends being able to attend as he is said to be in London rehearsing for his play, The End Of Longing, which previews on February 2nd.
Hayes announced at a Television Critics Association press tour:
“We’ve confirmed all casts from all shows. On January 24 we tape, and it airs February 21” [in the US].
“It’s the re-union of all re-union shows. It’s going to be unlike anything everyone’s ever seen”.