Will & Grace Reboot Will Ignore What Happened in the Finale and Push Reset

Will & Grace Reboot Will Ignore What Happened in the Finale and Push Reset

Goodbye, Just Jack — hello, Jackting.

By Tamara Palmer
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Megan Mullally on a ‘Will & Grace’ Reunion

Will & Grace fans have so much excitement to process with the show's return after 11 years off the air, and now that school is back in session, the stars and creators are teasing out more details of the reboot.

For starters, that series finale that showed the titular stars as parents? Pretend it never happened. Instead, you'll see Will and Grace (Eric McCormack and Debra Messing) still single and living together in their NYC apartment. “When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right?” executive producer/creator David Kohan told Entertainment Weekly. “And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, ‘cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives. And if it wasn’t a priority in their lives, then they’re still parents, they’re just bad parents, right? We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”

Also absent from the reboot? Jack McFarland's (Sean Hayes) famous Just Jack antics. “He has branded a new form of acting that’s called ‘Jackting,’" executive producer Max Mutchnick revealed to PEOPLE. "We’re going to explore that with him.”

Shhh...don't tell anyone. #WillAndGrace @nbcwillandgrace

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When the cast assembled Wednesday for the first new day of production, Eric and Sean celebrated with a huge smooch. "I was just saying to my wife, 'I wonder what it will be like to kiss a man again,'" Eric said before Sean went for it.

#day1 with gorgeouso @debra_messing 😍#willandgrace @nbcwillandgrace

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Debra told Entertainment Tonight, "I want to make other people laugh right now. That's the reason I wanted to come back, because I was like, 'I really need to laugh.'"

To pass the time until the new eps air, check out Debra dishing about one of her favorite Will & Grace moments, below.

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