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Molly Shannon Returning to ‘Will & Grace’

Actress Molly Shannon is reuniting with her old Will & Grace co-stars for a guest appearance on the revived sitcom.

The Never Been Kissed comedienne first portrayed Will’s neighbor Val Bassett back in 1999, during the show’s original run, and made a further four appearances as the character until 2004.

Will & Grace, starring Eric McCormack and Debra Messing as the titular best friends, was recently revamped for a TV comeback with its original main cast, and the ninth season debuted in the U.S. in September (17).

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Now Variety.com reports Shannon has signed on to reprise her role as Bassett in the second half of the new season, joining fellow returning guest stars Harry Connick, Jr., Minnie Driver, and Bobby Cannavale.

The show’s return has been so popular with fans, producers have already renewed Will & Grace for a 10th run next year (18).

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