Karen and Jack from "Will and Grace" get a spin-off!!!


Two years after the end of somewhat groundbreaking NBC comedy Will and Grace, the two obnoxious sidekick characters, Karen Walker and Jack McFarland, may get their own spin off show, according to the National Enquirer.


Actor Sean Hayes was said to be interested in a spinoff back in 2006, but nasal-voiced Megan Mullally was focusing on her own talk show at the time. When Megan's talkshow got canceled early last year, the show became a possibility for her again. The two pitched "Karen and Jack" to NBC and a pilot is in the works. It is thought that it could come out in the fall of 2009.

Jack and Karen were the best characters in that show and it would be a great idea to set them up with their own show. The Enquirer points out that it's a risk, though. Look at that Friends spin-off, Joey. That was pretty much DOA.



They're outstanding actors who bring a lot of personality and heart to their work. Will and Grace was a successful sitcom and ran for eight seasons. Both won awards for their performances on the show, with Mullally earning two Emmys and two SAG Awards and Hayes winning one Emmy and seven consecutive nominations for best supporting actor.


A quick glance at IMDB shows that Mullally has done mostly telvision work since the series wrapped, along with voicing a character in Bee Movie - the bee who gave tours of the honey factory. (It's hard to miss her voice.) Hayes was featured as Jack Nicholson's character's assistant in The Bucket List and has also done television work in the last two years. It seems like they're open to reprising their Will and Grace characters and they certainly have plenty of fans who would love to see them together again on the small screen.

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RachelLEditor
Nov 18, 2008 5:45PM EST

Ehhh...i loved Will and Grace, but I think this is a bad idea. Karen and Jack were great supporting characters, but as leads, I think they would become grating.

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