Trivia / Will & Grace

  • The Character Died with Him: Will's boss Mr. Doucette (Gregory Hines). The revival states that Grace's Mother Bobbi Adler (Debbie Reynolds) passed away between seasons.
  • Fake American: Subverted. Eric McCormack was born in Toronto, but became a US citizen in 1999.
  • The Other Darrin: Smitty, Karen's bartender
  • Stunt Casting: Done an awful lot within a couple years — it seemed like pretty much every high-profile gay-friendly celebrity in Hollywood was doing one-shots on the show. Madonna, Cher, Jennifer Lopez, etc.
  • Un-Cancelled: Ten years after the show's original run ended in 2006, the cast got together in 2016 for what was supposed to be a one-off short intended to encourage people to vote that was surprisingly well received, prompting NBC to immediately bring the show back for two new seasons.
  • What Could Have Been...:
    • There were plans for a Jack and Karen spin-off, but after Friends spin-off Joey got cancelled, the creators wisely decided against the idea.
    • Jack does some Leaning on the Fourth Wall as he wonders aloud if maybe people somewhere are watching their lives unfold. Karen dismisses the idea because a Jack and Karen show would be "good for poops and giggles, but it would never last."
    • Although, Megan Mullally talked for a little while in 2009 about a Karen Walker musical on Broadway. She said it might feature Leslie Jordan as Karen's verbal sparring partner Beverly Leslie. However, she claimed it was being written and composed, but not much else has materialized.
    • John Barrowman was one of the final candidates to play Will Truman, but they didn't think he was "gay enough."
    • Rosario was supposed to be in the revival, but her actress had retired and declined the offer to come back. They killed Rosario off instead.

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