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'Sean Saves the World': Sean Hayes and EP Victor Fresco talk how 'Will & Grace' paved the way for new NBC comedy

There likely won't be a sitcom centered around a gay character that won't find itself compared to "Will & Grace," especially one starring Sean Hayes. During the Saturday (July 27) panel for "Sean Saves the World" at the Television Critic's Association 2013 summer press tour, Hayes and series executive producer Victor Fresco fielded questions from reporters on how the seminal NBC hit paved the way for their new series."I didn't think it had any weight to it," Hayes joked of his former series, before adding, "I thought it was, uh -- it's a hard question to answer. I think that, of course, it was impactful, but to say that being on it, I don't want to sound egotistical. To remove myself from 'Will & Grace,' I would like to believe it had a big influence on the gay movement in America. According to Joe Biden, it did."When asked how the television landscape has changed for... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/sean-saves-the-world-sean-hayes-and-ep-victor-fresco-talk-how-will-grace-paved-the-way-for-new-nbc-c.html

Eric McCormack On The Groundbreaking Gay Legacy Of 'Will & Grace'

Actor Eric McCormack spoke at length about the long-lasting impact of "Will & Grace" in an appearance on HuffPost Live. Pointing to the series' influence on "Modern Family" and other shows which feature gay or lesbian characters, McCormack recalled, "We were creating a character of a grown-up gay man that wanted to meet the love of his life and have a marriage-like relationship." Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/4WU1K9P99wQ/eric-mccormack-will-and-grace-_n_3600714.html

'Will & Grace' Creators on Bringing the Autobiographical 'Partners' to Life, Several Versions Later

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the duo behind "Will and Grace," tell THR about their long-gestated project, what went wrong with "$#*! My Dad Says" and how Steve McPherson was "too insane" to work with at ABC. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/LhRng-eygk4/story01.htm

'Will & Grace' Alum Sean Hayes to Reunite with Debra Messing on 'Smash'

Looks like there's a partial "Will & Grace" reunion in the works. http://www.thewrap.com/deal-central/tv/article/will-grace-alum-sean-hayes-guest-debra-messings-smash-51796

Will & Grace Actor Sean Hayes To Guest On ‘Up All Night’

Season two of  Up All Night  has added a new guest star. Actor Sean Hayes of ‘Will & Grace’ fame (Will’sbest friend  Jack McFarland) has been confirmed to appear, per  TV Line , in the series’ sophomore year on NBC as a friend  of Ava’s (Maya Rudolph). Hayes’ alter ego will show up in several episodes as a character from Ava’s past who knew her back when she was working in the studio on her music. His guest role sounds casual as he will be hanging out with his old friend once again. Aside from Hayes’ guest stint on the series Up All Night’s second season will also see some minor changes as the show will refocus the storyline on Reagan, Chris and Amy. Read More.... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/08/06/will-grace-actor-sean-hayes-to-guest-on-up-all-night/  

Video: A Few Minutes With... Noah Wyle at the "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV" Launch Panel

Part five of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media. Back in the days before DVRs and the Internet altered the way we watched television, viewers would actually schedule their lives around when their favorite series aired. However, it was NBC's Must See TV Thursday night programming block during the 1990s that captivated huge audiences for years like no other network. "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Mad About You," "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "ER" and "Will & Grace" are still regarded as some of the biggest series in television history and Warren Littlefield, who was Entertainment President of NBC during the era, has written a book (with T.R. Pearson) based on this ground-breaking time, "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."  Read More...   http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/08/video-a-few-minutes-with-noah-wyle-at-the-top-of-the-rock-inside-the-rise-and-fall-of-must-see-tv-launch-panel-594000/20120508_wyle/

Video: A Few Minutes With... David Nevins at the "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV" Launch Panel

Part four of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media. Back in the days before DVRs and the Internet altered the way we watched television, viewers would actually schedule their lives around when their favorite series aired. However, it was NBC's Must See TV Thursday night programming block during the 1990s that captivated huge audiences for years like no other network. "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Mad About You," "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "ER" and "Will & Grace" are still regarded as some of the biggest series in television history and Warren Littlefield, who was Entertainment President of NBC during the era, has written a book (with T.R. Pearson) based on this ground-breaking time, "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."  Read More...   http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/08/video-a-few-minutes-with-david-nevins-at-the-top-of-the-rock-inside-the-rise-and-fall-of-must-see-tv-launch-panel-294000/20120508_nevins/

Video: A Few Minutes With... Warren Littlefield at the "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV" Launch Panel

Part three of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media. Back in the days before DVRs and the Internet altered the way we watched television, viewers would actually schedule their lives around when their favorite series aired. However, it was NBC's Must See TV Thursday night programming block during the 1990s that captivated huge audiences for years like no other network. "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Mad About You," "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "ER" and "Will & Grace" are still regarded as some of the biggest series in television history and Warren Littlefield, who was Entertainment President of NBC during the era, has written a book (with T.R. Pearson) based on this ground-breaking time, "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."  Read More...   http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/08/video-a-few-minutes-with-warren-littlefield-at-the-top-of-the-rock-inside-the-rise-and-fall-of-must-see-tv-launch-panel-94000/20120508_littlefield/

Video: A Few Minutes With... Marta Kauffman at the "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV" Launch Panel

Part two of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media. Back in the days before DVRs and the Internet altered the way we watched television, viewers would actually schedule their lives around when their favorite series aired. However, it was NBC's Must See TV Thursday night programming block during the 1990s that captivated huge audiences for years like no other network. "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Mad About You," "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "ER" and "Will & Grace" are still regarded as some of the biggest series in television history and Warren Littlefield, who was Entertainment President of NBC during the era, has written a book (with T.R. Pearson) based on this ground-breaking time, "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."  Read More...   http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/08/video-a-few-minutes-with-marta-kauffman-at-the-top-of-the-rock-inside-the-rise-and-fall-of-must-see-tv-launch-panel-893005/20120508_kauffman/

Video: A Few Minutes With... James Burrows at the "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV" Launch Panel

Part one of five from this week's event at The Paley Center for Media. Back in the days before DVRs and the Internet altered the way we watched television, viewers would actually schedule their lives around when their favorite series aired. However, it was NBC's Must See TV Thursday night programming block during the 1990s that captivated huge audiences for years like no other network. "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Mad About You," "The Cosby Show," "Cheers," "ER" and "Will & Grace" are still regarded as some of the biggest series in television history and Warren Littlefield, who was Entertainment President of NBC during the era, has written a book (with T.R. Pearson) based on this ground-breaking time, "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV." Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/08/video-a-few-minutes-with-james-burrows-at-the-top-of-the-rock-inside-the-rise-and-fall-of-must-see-tv-launch-panel-693005/20120508_burrows/
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