Demi Lovato Joins Will and Grace's Final Season

The singer will appear in a number of episodes as a character with a connection to Eric McCormack's character.

By Chris Harnick Aug 27, 2019 1:14 PMTags
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Will & Grace & Demi? It's happening, at least for a few episodes in Will & Grace's final season when Demi Lovato joins the cast.

E! News has confirmed the "Skyscraper" singer will play Jenny, who is described as a woman with her guard up. She comes into Will's life in an unexpected way.

EW first reported the news and Lovato posted about it on her Instagram, below.

Lovato broke out with the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock where she starred opposite the Jonas Brothers. She started acting on Barney & Friends before popping up on more mature shows and leading her own, Sonny with a Chance. She recurred on Glee and also recently popped up on an episode of The Bachelorette in the audience of "After the Final Rose." She recently joined the cast of Eurovision, a Netflix movie also starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are all returning for the new season of Will & Grace. This season, which is 18 episodes, is being held for midseason and is in production now.

No premiere date for the third revival season has been announced. However, NBC did announce it would be the show's last.

"When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance. The impact and legacy of Will & Grace simply can't be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history," NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy said in a statement. "A huge thank you to Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run."

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan said the decision to end was mutual between them and the cast.

"We think of the Will & Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace," Mutchnick, Kohan and director and executive producer James Burrows said in a lengthy statement.

Be on the lookout for Will & Grace to return midseason during the 2019-2020 TV season on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)