Along with airing Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, NBC decided to celebrate Independence Day with a little nostalgia. The network released a new Will & Grace promo on July 4 to get fans of the original show hyped for its return on Sept. 28. Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen all appear in the 30-second spot and though it's short, seeing Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally back at it again might be enough to make fans wish for summer to be over so that fall TV can be here.
On May 15, a five-minute-long Will & Grace trailer premiered, complete with McCormack, Messing, Hayes, and Mullally performing a musical number to "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard. Nearly two months later, the newest Will & Grace teaser does pale in comparison a bit as the cast doesn't deliver any lines of dialogue — or lines of song. But if you consider that none of the trailers have given insight into what the plot of the Will & Grace revival will be about (or how the series will handle that pesky time jump from the original finale), you can just embrace the promo for what it is — all four beloved characters getting down and having fun to James Brown's "I Got the Feelin.'"
While the promo is over before you know it, there are plenty of gems in it that confirm (yet again) that not much has changed in the land of Will & Grace after 11 years. This is particularly true when it comes to Karen and Jack, which is pretty much all that matters to me. (Although I don't mean to take away from McCormack's sweet moves.) In the teaser, Karen slaps Jack — as she pantomimed during the musical trailer — but this time it leads to the pair kissing and taking a bow (classic Jack and Karen). And Karen snatches Will's seat to be center stage when it comes to the final lineup and he has to kick her out of it. It's almost enough to make you forgive the fact that the gang is all wearing the same costumes that they wore in the May 15 trailer.
Although I don't want summer to end just yet, the new party-themed promo certainly makes a case for the fall, when Will & Grace will return on Sept. 28 to its original time slot of 9 p.m. on Thursday nights. Yet, Will & Grace fans have waited this long for the show's return, so what's another two months?