Will & Grace - October 3rd
Tonight on Will & Grace, Footloose star Kevin Bacon follows in the footsteps of other camp icons — like Cher and Sandra Bernhard — by guest starring as himself. "Kevin hires Jack (Sean Hayes) as his assistant because he has a stalker," co-creator David Kohan tells TV Guide Online. "So he wants Jack on the case, but of course, Jack is the person stalking him."
"But Will ends up taking the fall for all of that," previews his partner, Max Mutchnick. "So that's going to be a cool episode. How could we not make 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' jokes? There's one obligatory one that he makes..."
Well, speaking of obligatory yuks, some critics have complained that Will & Grace relies too heavily on drop-ins from random celebrity guests. "What I love is that we have led up to it," Eric McCormack says. "Over the years, there's been a running gag that Jack stalks Kevin Bacon and sits in the bushes outside his apartment. I think Kevin actually phoned the show and asked, 'Are you ever gonna have me on?'