Check Out How the Will & Grace Set Got Updated For the Show’s New Season — TODAY
It’s been 11 years since Will & Grace went off the air. Unless you’re as clueless as Jack, you’ve probably heard that the iconic sitcom is returning to NBC on September 28. Earlier this week, Eric McCormack (who stars as titular character Will Truman) and Sean Hayes (who portrays fabulous friend Jack McFarland) gave TODAY a tour of the show’s set. Take a look at what’s new and what has stayed the same.
The set is instantly recognizable as Will Truman’s apartment, similarly comforting and yet updated for 2017. The door hardware is different, the fireplace has been refinished, some new furniture has been brought in, but the familiarity is still there. Many of the recognizable decor items are still around, too, like the brooding portrait and a reclined Asian sculpture with a fish.
“It’s that weird thing that your brain does with time where it’s like, ‘I know it’s been 11 years but it feels completely like a week has gone by,”’ Hayes tells Natalie Morales.
“It’s like your bedroom when you were a kid, right?” McCormack adds. “You may leave your parents’ house, but if they’ve left it intact, you feel like you’re 13 again when you go home, and that’s how this feels.”
The biggest change in the set is a kitchen renovation—which has new cabinets, countertops, and a splashy new wine fridge. Also, the refrigerator is plugged in, which it never was before.
It’s also McCormack’s favorite spot. “I love being here, and I’m talking to Grace, and Jack walks in the door, and I make a crack, and I’m doing dishes or something. This just feels like Captain Picard’s chair on ‘Star Trek.’ I I love the feeling of being up in this kitchen.”
Check out the full tour below:
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