Will & Grace Adds Demi Lovato for Final Season - Who's She Playing?

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Demi Lovato is returning to acting. 

The popular singer has landed a multi-episode arc on Will & Grace Season 11 -- the last-ever season of the NBC comedy series. 

EW first reported the news, noting that Lovato is slated to appear in three episodes. 

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Details about her character are scarce, but the outlet notes that her name is Jenny, a "guarded" young woman who enters Will's life in an "unexpected way."

Sounds intriguing, right?

The sad news is that Will & Grace Season 11 is still a while away because the series missed out on a fall slot, meaning it won't return to the air until at least 2020. 

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As for Lovato, she has had appearances on a string of TV shows throughout her turn in the spotlight, with roles on Glee, Sonny With a Chance, and Grey's Anatomy

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She will, of course, be most well-known for her music career in which she has released a string of hit albums and singles.

Lovato also appeared as a judge on FOX's adaptation of The X Factor alongside Simon Cowell. 

More details about Jenny are expected to be revealed closer to the premiere date for Will & Grace. 

NBC confirmed in July that the upcoming season would mark the end of the line for the series. 


The original series wrapped in 2006, but NBC decided to revive it for the 2017-18 TV season. Despite a strong launch, the ratings quickly fell. 

The second revival season (10th overall) was down almost 50% in the demo vs. the previous one, averaging a weak 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo in live + same-day results. 

"When NBC had the opportunity to reconnect this amazing cast and creative team, we jumped at the chance," said NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy in July.

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"The impact and legacy of Will and Grace simply can’t be overstated, both as a true game-changer in the portrayal of the LGBTQ community and as one of the finest comedies in television history."


"A huge thank you to [creators] Max [Mutchnick], David [Kohan], Jimmy [Burrows] and a cast that is second to none for their brilliance over an incredible run.

“We think of the Will and Grace reboot episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis – 51 is not enough, 53 is too many.

"That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will and Grace," creators Mutchnick, Kohan and exec producer/director Burrows said.

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“In 2016, Bob Greenblatt came to us with the idea of doing a 10-episode reboot of Will and Grace. They say you can’t go home again, but we did.

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"And now, three seasons and 52 episodes later, we’re even more proud of something we never thought we’d get a chance to do again.

"We have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience twice. And for that, we owe a double debt of gratitude to NBC, this show's supportive and caring home since day one."

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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