A return to the past in the future is almost here…
Will & Grace (Part II?) looks like it has, somehow, replicated their lightning-in-a-bottle magic from their original run from 1998-2006. Perhaps this magic can be traced to the fact that all the original cast, crew, writers, producers and director(s) are rumored to have returned for a second-go in 2017.
A second season has already been ordered by NBC.
From all the promos and teasers, that preemptive decision seems like a wise move by the former “Must-See” TV network. Let’s not forget that Will & Grace (Part I?) was one of the sitcoms that made up “Must-See” television on NBC. And NBC, with a two-season revival planned before the pilot of Will & Grace (Part II?) even airs, is hoping their network’s bottle from its sitcom golden age will catch a spark to begin its own revival.
On a completely unrelated note that’s likely floating around the heads of every NBC exec these days:
Just how impossible is would a Friends reunion be?
It’s Monday. It’s time to wake up from the weekend (literally and metaphorically).
It’s time for TCB.
TCB: That Creative Brainstorm. There’s no better way to start the workweek.
And that’s how you take care of business.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
For those wondering, the title refers to the show, not the song. However, both are equally awesome.
(Bonus points if you can name the show that featured the aforementioned song)
When lightning in a bottle happens, specifically regarding sitcoms, there’s an eternal fascination with everything involving the show. True story (name the character and/or sitcom!). The shelf life is forever. The stories, characters and the tone often define entire decades, generations and/or certain parts of the country from a treasured moment in time for millions of viewers. And as soon as the sitcom series finale airs, there’s a strange juxtaposition of sadness and uplifting nostalgia from fans.
I know because I’m one of these fans.
There’s a personal investment to learn everything from these shows that was an treasured part of growing up. These facts include interesting tidbits from in front of the camera, as well as from behind the camera.
Just when you thought there was nothing new to learn about Friends…
With this brand new behind-the-scenes story in August of 2017 (series finale was in 2004), it’s safe to presume that a Friends super fan now knows everything about this show in a genuinely comprehensive sense. You could even say a Friends super fan knows Friends like the back of their hand.
Wait, their hand or that Las Vegas blackjack dealer’s hand?
(Double bonus points if you can name the actor who played that Las Vegas blackjack dealer!)
Have you ever been curious what would happen if The Big Bang Theory became TV friends with The Wonder Years?
Come this fall, you’ll wonder no more.
My reaction to the brand new TV trailer for Young Sheldon, in a single word, which would surely appease the relentlessly efficient conversationalist, Dr. Sheldon Cooper:
P.S. Looks like Chuck Lorre has done it again.