Must-See TV Reunion: David Schwimmer to Recur on ‘Will & Grace’ as Debra Messing’s Love Interest

“Friends” alum joins other guest stars Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler and Mary McCormack


David Schwimmer will be making a return to NBC next season with a recurring guest role on “Will and Grace.”

The former “Friends” star will play Debra Messing’s love interest in the upcoming 18-episode Season 2 of the revival. Other guest stars in the upcoming season include Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler and Mary McCormack.

Schwimmer, of course, starred as Ross on the NBC sitcom “Friends” that aired with “Will and Grace” during NBC’s old “Must-See TV” lineup.

The revival stars Messing and other series originals Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally in their roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. “Will and Grace” has already been renewed for a Season 3. The show originally aired from 1998 to 2006, and the revival has been met with popular and critical acclaim: the series has wracked up five Emmy nominations this year, including Mullally for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

“Will and Grace” is executive produced by writers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and director James Burrows. The series is produced by Universal Television.

“Will and Grace” returns to NBC on Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC.