The new Will & Grace preview wants to tell you that on Thursday, September 28th, we’re teleporting from the future to the same New York City address to dust off Will and Grace and Karen and Jack to find them in the same condition as they were in 2006, except, and only except, with updated cultural references!
Like the upcoming Roseanne reboot, the show creators have promised that they’ve worked out some way to sweep away the problematic finale in which Will and Grace drift apart and only reunite 20 years later when their kids move into the same dorm and eventually get married. As co-creator Max Mutchnick had promised E! News back in June, “They are very much living in that apartment in 2017 in the month of September, on the 28th of September at 9:00.”
Also extremely disconcerting is that Debra Messing has said that the reboot was inspired by life under the Trump Administration. But rest assured that references to 2017 realities like Brangelina’s divorce, Fox News and Newt Gingrich will be delivered between the sweet laughter of a live studio audience, by late ‘90s-early aughts stereotypes of fags and their hags, back when that was okay to say, and gays served to entertain us all through their outrageous antics and leg waxing.