Eric McCormack Teases Big Changes For Next Season Of ‘Will & Grace’

Now that Global‘s “Will & Grace” has wrapped up its revival season — with two more on the way — what can fans expect when the beloved sitcom returns for a new season in the fall?

Eric McCormack, who plays Will Truman on the sitcom, offered some tantalizing clues during an interview with TV Guide.

For those who haven’t watched Thursday night’s season finale, spoilers lie ahead… consider yourself warned.

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If you’re still reading, then you already know that Will and Grace (Debra Messing) are now related after her dad (Robert Klein) and his mom (Blythe Danner) impulsively get married the day after meeting. Naturally, this promises to make things awkward for the roommates.

“How Will and Grace define themselves will get completely screwed up by that,” McCormack tells TV Guide. “They can justify their relationship by saying, ‘Hey! We’re best friends. You’re just jealous of our friendship.’ And then the minute they have to think of themselves as siblings-in-law, I think it will completely mess with the way that they look at each other.”

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This, he hints, could see the pair decide it’s no longer a wise idea to share an apartment.

“The one thing we’re always playing with is the actual living together part of it. The show is at its quirkiest when they’re sharing a place. But that may have to change, they are grown-ups,”  he adds, especially now that they also work together. “It’s a little too much of each other.”

Matrimony is also in the air for Jack (Sean Hayes), who rebounded from getting dumped by his cop boyfriend by getting engaged to flight attendant Estefan (Brian Jordan Alvarez) a day after they met.

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“I think it’s a fun idea to explore that Jack is the one who gets married and not Will because that [would] drive Will insane,” notes McCormack. “When I think about the possibility of Jack getting married, it’s almost like switching places. Like Will becomes the one that’s sleeping around all the time, suddenly [becoming] the boy-crazy one as a reaction to Jack’s stability. Who knows?”

We’ll find out what happens with the fab four when “Will & Grace” returns to Global in the fall. In the meantime, you can watch full episodes online.

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