Will, Grace, Jack and Karen had a great idea: Let's put on a show.
The Will & Grace gang performed a Broadway-style number in a new video tease for the revival of the groundbreaking hit sitcom, which returns to NBC this fall after more than a decade off the air.
The five-minute video opens with stars Eric McCormack (Will) and Debra Messing (Grace) completing the deal for the show at NBC. As they leave, Messing tells McCormack she's too busy and can't do it.
"All you do is Instagram," he says.
"I tweet, I Snap," she replies.
When they get in the elevator, McCormack pushes the button to go to a floor listed as "Something Else." It's Will's apartment set. Messing reveals she's scared as McCormack tries to persuade by reminding her of all the fun they had, pulling a sheet off a table — "a lot of laughs around this particular table" — and then the couch, revealing Karen (Megan Mullally)!
"What's happening?" she says, waking from a — what else? — booze-induced nap.
McCormack tells her Messing doesn't want to do the show again, but Karen doesn't realize they're in a show. Neither does Jack, who bursts in with a hot young hunk, telling him: "You're gonna like the unit — and the apartment's not bad, either."
Messing, with shades of Smash, then breaks into song about doing the show again. McCormack sings about "our sitcom-sized apartment/we could never afford," before Jack reminds all that a decade has passed: "Anonymous liaisons/with tall guys and with shorties/still need that thrill/and one blue pill/cuz now I'm in my 40s."
Messing is finally persuaded, singing, "This world's waited long enough/I've come home at last," as she joins her castmates for a Busby Berkeley-style ceiling shot.
They aren't getting one song wish, a plum time slot after top hit This Is Us, but the quartet concludes happily: "Everything's as if we never said goodbye!"