OMG, Leo’s Back! Debra Messing & Harry Connick Jr. Reunite for ‘Will & Grace’ Revival
Grace (Debra Messing) and Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) are officially reuniting for NBC’s Will & Grace revival, and it feels sooo good.
Messing documented the exciting news on Instagram yesterday with a photo of the two old flames rekindling. She captioned the post, “Time to swooooooonnnnn. Yup! He’s backkkkkkkkkkkk. That southern gentleman that stole all of our hearts—@harryconnickjr. There will never be another Leo.” Ugh, we couldn’t agree more.
Connick Jr. first appeared on the hit NBC sitcom in 2002 and quickly became a fan favorite with his gentlemanly charm, N'awlins twang and super ’90s middle-parted hair. Although Leo and Grace were happily married when the series originally came to an end in 2006, the on-screen couple’s future in the show's revival is (sadly) uncertain.
Earlier this month, co-creator and executive producer Max Mutchnick shocked fans when he revealed the reboot would erase most of what viewers witnessed in the 2006 series finale. To refresh your memory, the final episode took place 20 years into the future and featured a semi-parallel universe in which Grace married Leo and Will and Grace were no longer friends (talk about depressing). In a predictable serendipitous turn of events, Will and Grace bump into each other while moving their kids into college, and whaddaya know? Will and Grace met at uni too!
As for Connick Jr. and Leo's presence in the revival, thus far he's only confirmed to return as a guest star, so we're crossing our fingers “series regular” will soon appear on his IMDB page.
NBC's Will & Grace revival premieres on Thursday, September 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and since Mutchnick already confirmed a second season renewal, we know it's going to be fabulous, honey.