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Will & Grace: NBC Orders More Episodes for Season Nine Revival

6 April 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Peacock Network must know we're in need of more laughs. NBC has upped the episode order for the season nine revival of its Will & Grace TV show. While the original order was for 10 episodes, it has been upped to 12, Deadline reports.Will & Grace season nine reunites stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are also on board as showrunners and executive producers, as is executive producer and director, James Burrows.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The new Will & Grace TV series will extend to 12 episodes

5 April 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

U.S. network channel NBC has put in an order for 12 episodes of the Will & Grace TV revival set for later this year, so reports Deadline. It was announced earlier this year that the network had officially asked for a ten-episode run, but now it looks like we’re in for a couple of extra bonus episodes featuring the likes of Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes. More on the new Will and Grace TV series below.

Will & Grace first graced our TV screens back in 1998 from creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, and revolved around Will Truman (McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Messing), a straight interior designer. The series, one of the first to feature a lead gay character, ran for eight seasons until 2006, and was nominated for no less than 83 Primetime Emmy Awards (winning 16) throughout its run.

The timeless show captured audiences, and »

- Paul Heath

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Will & Grace Revival Order Increased

5 April 2017 6:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Someone buy Karen a few more bottles pallets of vodka: The Will & Grace revival is going to go on longer than originally planned.

NBC has ordered two additional episodes of the NBC comedy’s continuation, our sister site Deadline reports, bringing the total order to 12.

PhotosWill & Grace Cast Reunites On Set: ‘Just Like Riding a Bike’ — See Photos

In January, the Peacock Net ordered 10 new Will & Grace installments, with all four of the series’ Emmy-winning stars — Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes — reprising their roles of Grace, Will, Karen and Jack. Series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick »

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‘Will & Grace’ Revival Lands Additional-Episode Order From NBC

5 April 2017 6:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has ordered an additional two episodes of it’s revival of comedy “Will & Grace,” Variety has confirmed, lifting the limited series’ total order to 12 episodes.

In January, NBC announced that it would reunite the cast and creators of the classic multicamera sitcom for a 10-episode run. The limited series will reunite Emmy winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally with series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who will serve as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed the entire eight-season run of the original series, will serve as director and executive producer on the revival. Universal Television will produce and distribute the new episodes.

NBC began discussions with the cast and creators in September, after they reunited to shoot a surprise 10-minute episode related to the presidential election.

Airing on NBC from 1998 to 2006, “Will & Grace” was one of the first broadcast programs to feature gay series regulars. The »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Relatively Happy’ Casts Diona Reasonover; Olivia Macklin Joins La->Vegas

17 March 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Clipped alumna Diona Reasonover is set as a series regular opposite Genevieve Angelson, Jane Lynch, and Jon Rudnitsky in NBC's multi-camera pilot Relatively Happy. Written and executive produced by Max Mutchnick and Jeff Astroff and directed by James Burrows, Relatively Happy revolves around an adult brother and sister, Henry (Rudnitsky) and Heather (Angelson), who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big loss. They… »

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Bobby Lee Joins ABC Pilot ‘Splitting Up Together,’ Diona Reasonover Cast in NBC’s ‘Relatively Happy’

17 March 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s pilot news, both Bobby Lee and Diona Reasonover have been cast as series regulars in separate broadcast projects, Variety has learned.

Lee will appear in the ABC pilot “Splitting Up Together” opposite Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson. The show, which hails from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, is the story of Lena (Fischer) and Martin (Hudson), whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. They still live in the same house, alternating weeks, with one living upstairs and doing the parenting while the other lives downstairs in the guest apartment.

Lee will play the role of Arthur, Martin’s best friend. What he lacks in courage, he makes up for with sincerity and encourages Martin and Lena to reunite.

The pilot was written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Dean Holland. Kapnek, DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen, and Hella Joof will serve as executive producers. DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Kapnek’s Piece »

- Joe Otterson

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Conviction's Merrin Dungey Joins CBS Comedy Pilot Brothered Up

17 March 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The ubiquitous Merrin Dungey, who recently starred on ABC’s Conviction, will stand behind her man in blue in the CBS multi-camera sitcom pilot Brothered Up.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The culture-clash comedy tells the tale of two policemen — Calvin (WeedsRomany Malco), an emotionally guarded African-American cop, and Farooq (Rules of Engagement‘s Adhir Kalyan), an emotionally available Pakistani cop — who are forced to find a way to work together to patrol the streets of a Detroit neighborhood.

Per our sister site Deadline, Dungey is set to play Calvin’s wife Desri, »

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Jane Lynch Joins NBC Pilot ‘Relatively Happy’

14 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jane Lynch has signed on to NBC’s multicam project “Relatively Happy,” Variety has learned.

Lynch will play Bobbi Martin, a fast-living, Scotch-drinking, three-piece-suit–wearing, womanizing divorce attorney who is Henry’s (former “SNL”-er Jon Rudnitsky) boss, mentor and “father” figure.

Executive producers and writers Max Mutchnick and Jeff Astrof originally wrote the role for a man, until, the pair said, they realized Lynch was the perfect person for the job.

The pilot follows adult siblings Henry and Heather (Genevieve Angelson) who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other’s wingman, shoulder to cry on, best friend and punching bag as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other “un-stuck.”

Mutchnick and Astrof wrote the half-hour pilot, which will be directed by legend James Burrows. Mutchnick, Astrof and Burrows are executive producers of the pilot »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Jane Lynch Joins NBC Pilot ‘Relatively Happy’ In Gender-Switching Casting

14 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jane Lynch is set to co-star opposite Jon Rudnitsky and Genevieve Angelson in NBC’s multi-camera pilot Relatively Happy as a character that was originally written as male. Written and executive produced by Max Mutchnick and Jeff Astroff and directed by James Burrows, Relatively Happy centers on an adult brother, Henry (Jon Rudnitsky), and sister Heather (Genevieve Angelson), wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big… »

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Jane Lynch Joins Cast of NBC's Comedy Pilot Relatively Happy

14 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well, this is some casting news to get Glee-ful about: Jane Lynch has signed on to star in the NBC comedy pilot Relatively Happy, TVLine has learned.

The Emmy winner will play Bobbi Martin, a “fast-living, Scotch-drinking, three-piece-suit-wearing, womanizing divorce attorney.” Bobbi is the boss and mentor of Henry (SNL alum Jon Rudnitsky), who moves in with his sister Heather (Good Girls Revolt‘s Genevieve Angelson) for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a painful loss.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

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‘Brothered Up’ CBS Comedy Pilot: Romany Malco To Star, Nishi Munshi Also Cast

10 March 2017 5:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Romany Malco (Weeds) has been cast as the co-lead opposite Adhir Kalyan in Brothered Up, the network's multi-camera buddy cop comedy from CBS TV Studios. Also cast as a regular in the project is Nishi Munshi (The Originals). Written and executive produced by Mark Gross, with sitcom veteran James Burrows directing and exec producing, Brothered Up centers on Calvin (Malco), an emotionally guarded African-American cop who is partnered with Farooq (Kalyan), an emotionally… »

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Will & Grace Cast Reunites On Set: 'Just Like Riding a Bike' — See Photos

7 March 2017 6:41 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’re a Will & Grace fan, your day is about to drastically improve, honey.

For the first time since NBC announced its forthcoming revival of the 1998-2006 sitcom, cast members Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes reunited for a promo shoot — and, thankfully, documented the whole thing on social media. 

As previously reported, Will & Grace will be back for 10 new installments (to air during the 2017-18 TV season). The revival was spurred in large part by the popularity of the election-themed mini-episode that emerged last September.

In addition to the four main cast members reprising their roles, »

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‘Just Like Riding a Bike’! Will & Grace Cast Share Snaps from Revival Filming

6 March 2017 8:24 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

They’re back! Sort of.

Over the weekend, the cast of Will & Grace reunited to begin filming their 10-episode limited revival of the hit NBC show. The iconic show stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all of whom shared photos from set.

Taking to Instagram, Messing shared a photo of the “gang” getting back into the groove of things with the caption, “Yeah, this weekend was a little fun. Just a little. #thegang #reunited&itfeelssogood.”

The rest of the cast used Twitter to share their photos from set.

“Spent the last 3 days with these loons & boy, »

- Brittany King

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Friends: Lisa Kudrow Talks About the Cast's "Secret" Reunion

3 March 2017 8:41 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Reunited and it feels so good. On a recent episode of Today, Lisa Kudrow revealed the Friends cast had a "secret" reunion, TVInsider reports.Kudrow played Phoebe on the classic NBC sitcom, which also starred Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. The cast recently reunited for NBC's tribute to James Burrows, who directed several episodes of Friends.Read More… »

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Rip Seijun Suzuki, The Anarchic Japanese Auteur Who Inspired Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch

22 February 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“I make movies that make no sense,” Seijun Suzuki would often say, and he wasn’t being modest. The prolific director, who died earlier this month at the age of 93, was the Jackson Pollock of Japanese cinema, an irrepressibly creative artist who painted with gobs of color and geysers of fake blood in order to defy the strictures of narrative and remind viewers that movies are more than the stories they tell.

His hyper-stylized gangster sagas, which had a way of turning the most basic B-picture plots into unfettered symphonies for the senses, were born out of a rabid intolerance for boredom; audiences never knew what was going to happen next, and sometimes it’s tempting to suspect that Suzuki didn’t either. Few directors ever did more to fundamentally demolish our understanding of what film could be, and even fewer did so while working under the auspices of a major production studio. »

- David Ehrlich

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Megan Mullally Teases 'Will & Grace' Revival With Cast Photo -- See the Pic!

18 February 2017 5:49 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The gang is back!

Megan Mullally took to Twitter on Saturday to share a sweet new photo of the Will & Grace crew back together -- save for one important missing piece.

Watch: Sean Hayes Reveals What He's Most Excited for People to See in 'Will and Grace' Revival

"Lunch," she captioned the pic of herself laying across the laps of Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack, though it seems Debra Messing missed out on the photo op.

Exclusive: Molly Shannon Is So Excited About 'Will & Grace' Revival: 'It's the Best News Ever!'

NBC announced last month that the Will & Grace revival was official a go, crediting the video the cast filmed in September as the catalyst for the 10-episode reboot. 

Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will be returning as co-showrunners and executive producers, with legendary TV director James Burrows on board to direct and executive produce, giving us the Will & Grace we all know »

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125,000-Piece Dinosaur Themed Lego Roller Coaster And Theme Park

16 February 2017 6:02 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

In a moment you’re going to see a video of LEGOmaniac James Burrows giving a tour of his 125,000 piece dinosaur themed Lego park and functional CoasterSaurus II roller coaster.  For the record this isn’t the same James Burrows who’s produced shows like Cheers and Seinfeld.  Besides, he goes by Jim Burrows.    In any event, Burrows took this project so seriously that he actually took a college course so that he could understand the physics behind Roller Coasters and make the loopty-loop work. But it’s not just about the roller coaster.  This is a fully functioning model of a theme

125,000-Piece Dinosaur Themed Lego Roller Coaster And Theme Park »

- Nat Berman

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James Burrows To Direct NBC’s ‘Relatively Happy’ Pilot; Randall Einhorn To Helm CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’

15 February 2017 5:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sitcom veteran James Burrows is set to direct and executive produce NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Relatively Happy (previously Happy Peppers), from Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick and Friends alum Jeff Astrof. The project is being eyed as a potential companion to the new season of Will & Grace, which Burrows also is directing, on the network next fall. Written by Mutchnick and Astrof, Relatively Happy centers on an adult brother and sister who wind up living together… »

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James Burrows to Direct NBC Comedy From Max Mutchnick

15 February 2017 5:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

James Burrows has booked his third gig of the season.

The legendary helmer has signed on to direct and executive produce NBC's Max Mutchnick comedy pilot formerly known as Happy Peppers. The mutlicamera comedy from the Will and Grace co-creator has now been retitled Relatively Happy.

This is Burrows' third directing gig of Pilot Season 2017 and second with Mutchnick. Burrows also will helm CBS' Brothered Up, starring Adhir Kalyan, and will return to direct all 10 episodes of NBC's Will and Grace revival.

Relatively Happy revolves around an adult brother and sister (Good Girls Revolt's <a »

- Lesley Goldberg

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‘Brothered Up’ CBS Comedy Pilot: Adhir Kalyan To Star, James Burrows To Direct

14 February 2017 5:23 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Rules of Engagement alum Adhir Kalyan is returning to CBS as one of two leads in Brothered Up, the network’s multi-camera buddy cop comedy from CBS TV Studios. Written and executive produced by Mark Gross, sitcom veteran James Burrows is set to direct and executive produce. Brothered Up centers on Calvin, an emotionally guarded African-American cop who is partnered with Farooq, an emotionally available Pakistani cop (Kalyan), and they are forced to find a way to connect… »

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