Debra Messing just released great news to Will & Grace fans everywhere. The 47-year-old actress confirmed on Saturday that the cast of the popular 2000s sitcom is indeed reuniting next month for a special tribute show.
The show, which is entitled Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows honors esteemed director’s 1,000th episode and is produced by Sean Hayes, who played the fabulous Jack McFarland on Will & Grace.
The Amazing Jim Burrows 1000 episodes! Gift from Panavision on the set. Congrats Jimmy! pic.twitter.com/Zm3L1yrMH2
— patrick warburton (@paddywarbucks) November 17, 2015
Burrows directed many episodes of the show during its eight-season run as well as other well-known TV sitcoms including Friends, Cheers, Mike & Molly, and The Big Bang Theory among others.
Will & Grace gained recognition when it aired in the late ‘90s and early 2000s for its straightforward but humorous portrayal of gay issues. Eric McCormack played the role of Will, a gay lawyer who lives with his straight best friend Grace, played by Debra Messing. Megan Mullally played Grace’s rich and condescending assistant Karen Walker.
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Hayes called the tribute “the reunion of all reunion shows” when he made the official announcement during a Television Critics Association press tour.
Another highly-anticipated reunion is that of the hit show Friends, although not all cast members have confirmed attendance. After reports that Matthew Perry wasn’t going to make it to the special, TVLine officially confirmed that he will be there via taped greeting.
Apart from the NBC special, Debra Messing also confirmed her role in the ABC TV movie Dirty Dancing. She is set to play the mother of the lead character Baby, who will be played by Scream Queens star Abigail Breslin.
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 15, 2016
She made the announcement about her role in Dirty Dancing on Thursday via Twitter.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 14, 2016
According to Variety, Debra Messing will play the role of a 1960s housewife named Marjorie Houseman who is trying to “rekindle her romance with her workaholic husband.”