Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

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ABOVE: (L-R) Sean Hayes, Shelley Morrison and Megan Mullally in an episode of “Will & Grace.” (Screenshot from Hulu)

LOS ANGELES (AP) | Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Dec. 1, her publicist said.

Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori DeWaal told The Associated Press. She was 83.

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‘Will & Grace’ to pay tribute to ‘I Love Lucy’ in upcoming episode

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ABOVE: “Will & Grace” cast as there “I Love Lucy” counterparts. (Photo from Entertainment Weekly’s Twitter)

“Will & Grace” will be airing an episode inspired by iconic sitcom “I Love Lucy” as a part of their final season this spring.

The episode will feature three dream sequences that re-create iconic scenes from the sitcom and even features a cameo from Lucie Arnaz, daughter of “I Love Lucy” stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Eric McCormack, Laurie Metcalf and more headline Concert for America in LA

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Eric McCormack. (Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

“Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf are among the headliners for Concert for America, a benefit concert for the National Immigration Law Center, at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Sept. 21.

Other recently announced performers include “Supergirl” co-stars and newlywed couple Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood, Grant Gustin (“The Flash”), Tony nominee Liz Callaway (“Anastasia”), Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Manchester, Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) and Gina Torres (“Suits”).

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Matt Bomer will return for ‘Will & Grace’ final season

By : Mariah Copper of The Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Sean Hayes and Matt Bomer on ‘Will & Grace.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Matt Bomer will return as newscaster McCoy Whitman, Will’s love interest, on the final season of the “Will & Grace” revival, according to the Wrap.

In the season 2 finale, Jack (Sean Hayes) and flight attendant Estefan (Brian Jordan Alvarez) get married in an airport terminal when their flight to Spain is canceled. Will (Eric McCormack) proposes to McCoy who has received a job offer in London.

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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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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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No LGBTQ role or film winners at 75th Golden Globes, despite multiple nominations

By : Rebekah Sager OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Start of the 75th Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Jan. 7, 2018.

The 75th anniversary Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support in of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.

But many in the LGBTQ community were left puzzled by the lack of representation among the acting, directing and screenwriting category nominees and winners, even though #TimesUp resonates against homophobia too.

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Will and Jack experiment with younger men in ‘Will & Grace’ clip

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) try dating younger gays in a newly released clip from an upcoming episode of “Will & Grace.”

In the episode titled“Who’s Your Daddy?”, they both struggle with being the older men in the relationship. Jack tries desperately to look younger while Will looks for something he has in common with his 23-year-old date. He quickly finds out it’s not Madonna.

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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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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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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