If you’ve seen the cast of Will & Grace today, you wouldn’t believe it’s been 11 years since the last episode! Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally are all returning for a reboot of the beloved comedy.
Hayes visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to talk about what sparked the revival.
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“We did this little campaign thing for the election. This was the first time we ever got together and NBC just thought, ‘Wow this actually working, why don't we do it again?’ and we were like 'Yeah!'” he explained. “We all had a great time together.”
And though Kimmel complimented Hayes on looking just as youthful as he always has, the 46-year-old actor, who plays the lovably narcissistic Jack McFarland, joked, “I always say we left looking like the cast of Saved By the Bell and we returned looking like the cast of Cocoon, but that’s very nice.”
He went on to gush about the 10-episode revival, which will be airing in the 2017-2018 TV season.
“It's wonderful, we're very excited to come back. I’ve had so many friends over the years, so many, out of the woodwork, telling me, 'When are you coming back to TV? When are you coming back to TV?’ and I thought this was a great opportunity to make all three of those people happy,” he quipped.
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He continued, saying, “But what's fun, is that it's the same crew, and the same director, obviously the same cast, the same writers, everybody's the same and I'm very excited to see everybody. But you know what I'm excited for everybody else to see?”
“What?” Kimmel asked.
“Me!” Hayes replied in a very Jack-esque manner.
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