‘Will & Grace’ Casting: Matt Bomer & Adam Rippon Guest Star, Minnie Driver Returns
The Will and Grace guest star roster continues to grow.
Following the recent announcements of guest stars like David Schwimmer (as a love interest for Debra Messing’s Grace in a recurring role) and Jon Cryer (playing himself for one episode), NBC has announced that Matt Bomer (who just wrapped Broadway’s revival of The Boys in the Band) and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon (who won last season of Dancing With the Stars) will both appear in an upcoming episode from the show’s second season (or 10th if you count its original 1998-2006 run on NBC).
Minnie Driver (Speechless) will also return in the same episode as Lorraine Finster, rival of boozy socialite Karen Walker (Emmy nominee Megan Mullally), who appeared in the show’s original run and last year’s revival season.
According to NBC, Bomer will play McCoy Whitman, “a smooth talking, self-satisfied TV news anchor who dates Will (Eric McCormack).” Bomer is no stranger to sitcom appearances as the out actor has chalked up guest roles on comedy series over the years like Modern Family and the short-lived Next to Normal. That’s in addition to his full-time cast member duties on dramas like American Horror Story: Hotel and the long-running USA series, White Collar.
Rippon, who took home a Bronze medal earlier this year in the Winter Olympics and will be one of the judges on the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Juniors, will cameo, not as himself but in an undisclosed character.
In the episode, Karen seeks out Lorraine’s help at the strip club where she works. She asks Driver’s character for financial assistance in her divorce settlement from her never-seen husband, Stan. The airdate for the star-studded episode has yet to be announced.
Other previously announced returns this season include Alec Baldwin, Mary McCormack and Chelsea Handler.
Will & Grace, Season Premiere, Thursday, October 4, 9/8c, NBC