Grace is getting a new dad. Recently, Debra Messing announced Robert Klein (pictured) is replacing Alan Arkin in the NBC series reboot, TVGuide reports.
The comedy revival has seen the return of several original stars, including Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Harry Connick Jr., Bobby Cannavale, and Minnie Driver.
Unfortunately, the Will & Grace reboot won’t see the return of one familiar face. Alan Arkin, who played Grace’s dad Martin during the show’s original run, was unable to return for season nine, so Robert Klein will be taking over the role for the NBC series.
See Debra Messing’s announcement below:
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BIG NEWS! The comic Legend Robert Klein is playing Grace’s dad! So happy because as any Mysteries of Laura fans know, Robert was my dad on MOL too! The Great Alan Arkin was not able to return as dad so we feel very lucky to have Robert. Blythe Danner is BACK as Will’s mom! #Adlerfamily
What do you think? Are you watching the Will & Grace reboot? Do you think the new episodes hold up to the original run?