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Megan Mullally Missing From Multiple Episodes of “Will & Grace” Final Season

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“Where in the World Is Karen Walker?” was an episode title from last season of the Will & Grace revival, but fans will really be asking that question when they tune in for the show’s final episodes, set to premiere this week.

According to TV Line, Megan Mullally—who plays Karen—recently “took a temporary leave of absence” from the final season, which resulted in her missing two episodes as our favorite martini-guzzling, pill-popping assistant.

This kicks the rumor mill into high gear over claims that Mullally and co-star Debra Messing are feuding—and that their animosity led to the end of the rebooted NBC sitcom, which will wrap after this upcoming season.

As NewNowNext previously reported, Messing and Mullally apparently unfollowed each other on Instagram earlier this year, leading fans to speculate that the two actresses were no longer friendly on or off set.

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The Daily Mail even took a deep dive into Mullally’s Instagram posts, reporting that in May her “Instagram feed featured a lengthy post about people who ’use your success as ammunition against you.’ And further back still, another appeared, stating: ’You can meet somebody tomorrow who has better intentions for you than someone you’ve known forever. Time means nothing, character does.’ […] Debra, meanwhile, uploaded a post a few weeks ago, urging fans to vote for Will & Grace for the Emmys, but failed to tag Megan.”

The third and final season of the sitcom’s revival was originally set to debut in 2020, but last week the premiere was pushed up to this Thursday, October 24, in the wake of another show’s cancelation. Could the scheduling change also be the result of the alleged feud?

We may never know what actually happened on the Will & Grace set, but let’s hope that if there is contention, Messing and Mullally will repair their on-screen and IRL relationships before we say farewell to the sitcom’s fab four for the very last time.

The two Karen-less episodes in question are reportedly due to air later in the season.

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