Will Karen Walker replace The Mooch?
When Will & Grace returns to NBC’s Must-See TV lineup this fall, President Trump will be a hot topic on the show, especially because Megan Mullally’s Karen is not only a supporter but also a friend of The Donald, as revealed in the election short that helped bring the show back to life.
“All I know is Karen is besties with Donny and Melania,” Mullally told reporters following the Will & Grace panel at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday. “She’s at Mar-a-Lago quite frequently enjoying herself, but beyond that, I don’t know how the writers are going to handle that, but I’m really excited to find out, because I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty good.”
When a reporter then suggested Karen could get a position in Trump’s White House, Mullally gasped. “That is such a good idea,” she said. “I’m pitching that right now. Oh my God, she could be the new Sean Spicer. That would be amazing. Yeah, because Karen doesn’t have any problem with being unethical in any way, shape or form, so it’s a perfect fit. And it’s a 10-day job. She can only really concentrate for 10 minutes, so if she made it 10 days, we’d be surprised.”
Will & Grace will have plenty of time to explore that possibility; NBC added four more episodes to the revival season, bringing the total to 16, and also announced a 13-episode second season renewal. More details here.
Will & Grace returns to NBC on Sept. 28.