All tagged Will & Grace

Murphy Brown is Coming Back and Why We Desperately Need Her

This last week it was announced that the popular sitcom Murphy Brown, which debuted in 1988 and ran for 247 episodes, will be returning to television. CBS has greenlit a 13-episode revival of one of television’s most politically charged sitcoms and has secured the series’ original star Candice Bergan to return in the title role. With so many TV shows returning from what we all assumed was their entertainment graves (Full HouseRoseanneWill & Grace), we cannot help but be slightly more intrigued by what this renaissance will bring in the guise of television’s highly opinionated and vocal liberal.

Will & Grace: Is the Revival of this Sitcom Worth Your Time?

I was (and still am) an ardent fan of the original run of the sitcom Will & Grace. Though it sometimes tended toward the absurd and lunatic, it was often on-the-money in its depiction of the struggles of gay men and their close female friends (unceremoniously referred to as “hags”). The show was groundbreaking in many ways, but predominantly as a sitcom with a gay male lead it cut a new swath through American living rooms, opening some minds and creating important dialogues with others.