Debra Messing and David Schwimmer

New Friends

David Schwimmer

Friends star David Schwimmer has gone from one New York-based comedy to another with his role in the new season of Will & Grace! Schwimmer joins the cast as Grace’s (Debra Messing) new love interest Noah and will reportedly be around for 5 episodes. 

Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler will guest star as Donna Zimmer, a client of Grace’s who starts dating her bitter sister Janet (Mary McCormack). Handler is a real-life friend of McCormack, so it was surely only a matter of time before she came onboard for a cameo role.

Jon Cryer

Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer will guest star as himself in one of the new episodes. In the new season promo, it looks like Cryer could be acting competition for Jack (Sean Hayes).

Adam Rippon

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is also sweeping in for a cameo role. The bronze medallist will reportedly play himself in the new season, but it’s not clear yet how he’ll cross paths with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen.

Matt Bomer

American Horror Story actor Matt Bomer will guest star as a “smooth-talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor”. He will also be a love interest for Will, who is still single when the new season opens.

Familiar Faces

Minnie Driver

She’s back! Minnie Driver will return this season as Karen’s nemesis and stepdaughter Lorraine. Karen will reportedly track Lorraine down to a strip club she’s working at in a plan to get more money in her divorce settlement.

Alec Baldwin

After appearing in 6 episodes of the revival season, Alec Baldwin returns this year to reprise his role as Karen’s lover Malcolm Widmark. With Karen possibly getting a divorce, does that mean Malcolm could be sticking around?

Robert Klein and Blythe Danner

At the end of the last season, Grace’s father Martin, played by Klein, and Will’s mother Marilyn, played by Danner, announced they were getting married. This means the couple will be back at least for a wedding… that is if they make it down the aisle.

The new season of Will & Grace starts Wednesday 17 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2.