GLAAD TV report shows LGBT characters more likely to be white, gay males

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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LGBT characters on TV are becoming closer to the norm but odds are they are white, according to the latest study released from GLAAD.

GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” diversity report shows that TV has made advances in LGBT inclusion with more LGBT characters appearing on shows than ever before.

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The new fall season brings back ‘Will & Grace,’ and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen

By : Anna M. Johnson
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At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

The Emmy was awarded for an episode of Netflix’s show Master of None. She co-wrote the season two episode titled “Thanksgiving” with show co-creator Aziz Ansari, which chronicled her experience coming out as a lesbian to her family.

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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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Sen. Cotton: Wait for DOD study to decide on trans military service

By : Jeremy Williams
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Although key Republicans are lining up in support of transgender military service, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Sunday he has to wait for an ongoing study at the Pentagon before deciding his position.

An Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Cotton made the remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when host Chuck Todd asked the Arkansas Republican where he stands on the issue.

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Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells will guest star on ‘Will & Grace’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jane Lynch and Andrew Rannells have landed guest-starring roles on “Will & Grace.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lynch and Rannells will appear on the same episode. Details on their roles have not been released but production is scheduled to begin this week.

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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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Radio host blames Megyn Kelly’s ratings on gay, liberal men

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root believes the reason Megyn Kelly’s Sunday primetime newsmagazine show is taking a ratings nose dive is because liberal men are “all gay.”

Right Wing Watch reports that Root fired off that Kelly’s downfall on NBC is because she lost the Republican male audience from FOX News.

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‘Will & Grace’ teases revival in new promo

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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NBC releases trailer for new ‘Will & Grace’ season

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The cast of Will & Grace are back in a short, musical promo for their upcoming return to NBC this fall.

NBC announced last January that Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally would be reprising their roles in Will & Grace for an all-new 10th season.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to be NBC’s next live musical

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Jesus Christ Superstar” is slated to be NBC’s next live musical scheduled for an airdate of Easter next year on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Dateline reports the 1971 rock opera will be reimagined for the small screen with its original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on board as executive producers. Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have worked on other network television musicals, will also be producers.

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