Debra Messing to headline CAN Community Health fundraiser

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ABOVE: Debra Messing will headline CAN Community Health’s second annual Red Ribbon Gala. Photo courtesy CAN’s Facebook page.

SARASOTA | CAN Community Health announced Oct. 7 that LGBTQ ally, actress and activist Debra Messing will headline the organization’s second annual Red Ribbon Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota on Feb. 22, 2020.

Messing is best known for her award-winning role on “Will & Grace,” NBC’s groundbreaking LGBTQ television series.  Its revival will end in 2020 with a third season, its eleventh overall.

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Trump again attacks ‘Will & Grace’ actress Debra Messing

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NEW YORK (AP) | President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom.

Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” Trump tweeted Sept. 5 that Messing was being held to a different standard than what was used for Roseanne Barr, whose show “Roseanne” was cancelled in 2018 by ABC after she made racist comments about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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‘Will & Grace’ revival to end with third season

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NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival will end in 2020 with a third season, its eleventh overall.

The groundbreaking series returned to NBC in 2017 to strong ratings, leading to its two-year renewal. The sitcom has earned 91 Emmy nominations with 18 wins, including one for each cast member.

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Watch: ‘Will & Grace’ drops first look at Matt Bomer, David Schwimmer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Will & Grace” gave a first look at its numerous guest stars for its upcoming second season.

Entertainment Tonight went behind the scenes to chat with Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally.

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Watch: ‘Will & Grace’ season two trailer teases possible wedding

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“Will & Grace” returns for a second season this fall and its new promo teases someone could be getting hitched.

In the trailer, Will (Erick McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) are seen at a wedding. When the bride goes to throw the bouquet over her shoulder, all four scramble to be the one to catch it.

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NBC renews ‘Will & Grace’ for third season, orders expanded second season

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Will & Grace” isn’t leaving the small screen anytime soon.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes will be back for additional episodes, NBC announced during the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest in Los Angeles on Saturday. The revival series’ second season episode order has been increased from 13 episodes to 18. It will also return for an 18-episode third season.

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‘Will & Grace’ reboot draws strong ratings, mixed reviews

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Did somebody say encore? A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a 16-episode season. (Photo courtesy NBC)

Eleven years after its last original episode, “Will & Grace” returned to NBC Thursday night to generally strong reviews and good ratings.

The episode averaged a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 and about 10 million viewers, the Hollywood Reporter reports. That was enough to put it above all other shows for the evening except “Thursday Night Football” on CBS. It was also one of the top shows for premiere week just trailing “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon” and “This is Us.”

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‘Will & Grace’ star Debra Messing regrets Megyn Kelly interview

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Will and Grace” star Debra Messing regrets her appearance on “Megyn Kelly Today” after Kelly made a couple gay jokes that didn’t sit well with some viewers.

Kelly brought out lawyer and “Will & Grace” superfan Russel Turner onstage and said that he had been inspired by Will, all the way down to becoming gay.

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Grateful cast, creators ready for ‘Will & Grace’ return

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as Eric McCormack stepped into the old “Will & Grace” kitchen, he was Will Truman again. Debra Messing says she still feels like Grace Adler, but these days, she has to physically warm up before stepping into that persona. Megan Mullally said finding Karen again was “like riding a bike.” For Sean Hayes, rediscovering Jack McFarland was “like waking up out of a coma, maybe — a Jack coma.”

However they came back to their characters, all four actors say it’s surreal that, 11 years after wrapping its award-winning run, “Will & Grace” is making an unprecedented return to prime time with its original cast, director and creative team. Inspired by a one-off, get-out-the-vote video ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the rebirth of “Will & Grace” begins Thursday. NBC has already ordered a second season.

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Jack discovers Grindr in new ‘Will & Grace’ promo

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Jack delves into the digital age of gay hookups on Grindr in a new clip for the upcoming season of “Will & Grace.”

The promo starts featuring old school clips of the gang and their antics before giving a sneak peek at the foursome set in modern day using new technology.

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‘Will & Grace’ revival gets renewed for second season

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The “Will & Grace” revival hasn’t even aired yet but it has already earned itself a 13-episode order for a second season.

CNN reports that NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday.

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‘Will & Grace’ teases revival in new promo

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“Will & Grace” celebrated the Fourth of July by releasing a brand new promo for the upcoming fall revival.

“11 years and a few [martini emojis] later, they’re back! #WillAndGrace, Thursdays this Fall on @nbc,” the show’s Twitter posted.

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