Eric McCormack Didn't Want 'Will & Grace' To Have Kids


Eric McCormack called into Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to chat about NBC's Will & Grace reboot. It debuted September 28th with an impressive 10.2 million viewers! 

The 54-year-old actor and real-life father-of-one opened about the creative way the writers addressed the original ending depicting Will and his best friend Grace, played by Debra Messing, having college-aged children. 

"As much as I loved the ending and I loved that we got to see our kids [and] what they'd look like in 18-years. That was really just to end the show."

Eric continued that it would be complicated to figure out a kid-timeline to make the reboot align with the original series. He much prefers that they are back to the basics with Will, Karen, Jack and Grace living the single life in NYC.


He also opened up about being grateful that fans and critics alike welcomed the reboot with open arms. 

The biggest chance we took, really, was on the critics in some ways. They so could easily have taken a negative stance from the beginning. You how when the Rolling Stones announce they are going on tour... everyone immediately goes, "Oh for God sakes, what are they 100?!" They could have done us with us." He continued, "But nobody did. Everybody got excited. Everybody was 'glass half full' or more. So the result was a positive experience for us, but also for the fans too that didn't have to defend themselves."

NBC has already announced that the reboot of Will & Grace, originally set for a limited 10 episode run, has been renewed for a second season. 


You can also catch Eric McCormack starring in Netflix's Travelers, a sci-fi drama about the collapse of society and those sent back in time to prevent it. Season two is set to hit the streaming service on December 26th. 

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