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Bobby Cannavale reprising role in Will & Grace

Minnie Driver and Harry Connick Jr. are also coming back in guest roles.

Bobby Cannavale is reprising his role in the revival of hit sitcom Will & Grace.

The Spy actor confirmed he would be playing police officer Vince D'Angelo, the ex-boyfriend of Eric McCormack's Will, once again in the upcoming ninth season by sharing a picture of him posing with Eric on the set with the caption, "These guys #setlife."

Debra Messing, who plays Grace, then posted a selfie of her and Bobby in the studio on Instagram and wrote in the caption, "It just gets better and better. ANOTHER fan fav from our little show of yesteryear. @bobby_cannavale is in the house! Little bit of trivia- when we were both youngin's in 1993 we lived across the hall from each other in NYC. #olllllddddddfriends @nbcwillandgrace."

Bobby, 47, made his debut on the show in its sixth season in 2004 and appeared in 15 episodes, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in the process.

It is not known what will happen to his character as Vince split from Will during the show, but then in the flash-forward in the 2006 finale, it was revealed they reconciled, got married and had a son. However, series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick confirmed to Entertainment Weekly in August that they would be ignoring the flash-forward for the revival.

This is a similar situation to Harry Connick Jr., who is returning as a guest star as Grace's ex-husband Leo. In the flash-forward, he was back with Grace and they were starting a family.

Series stars Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are also coming back, as well as Minnie Driver, who played Karen's rival Lorraine. It is also rumoured that former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will be making an appearance.

The 16-episode series airs in the U.S. on 28 September (17).

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