Debra Messing says Grace will get a boyfriend in season 2 of ‘Will & Grace’ (Exclusive)

Fans who were impressed by season one of the Will & Grace reboot shouldn’t be worried about a disappointing sophomore season.

ET’s Nischelle Turner spoke with star Debra Messing at the press day for her new thriller, Searching, where she opened up about the cast’s plans for season 2 of Will & Grace.

“We’re going to make you happy, I promise,” Messing dished to ET. “Things expand this season. We really get into each character’s private lives.”

The season’s biggest bombshell?

“Grace gets a boyfriend. Boom,” the actress teased. “That’s right. And I’m not allowed to tell you who, but you’re gonna be so excited.”

As for how the show plans to progress, Messing noted that fans can expect Grace and the gang to be up to their usual shenanigans.

“We’re gonna do what we always do, which is comment on what’s happening in the world right now and you know, try and make you laugh out loud on your couch for a half hour every week because that’s what we wanna do, we wanna bring that joy,” she added, also teasing “some spectacular guests” who have already been cast.

Will & Grace is known for their A-list guest stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, and more. But Messing has one veteran star in mind to play a very particular role, and she asked for ET’s help in making the dream a reality.

“I want Barbra Streisand to play Grace’s aunt, to play Debbie Reynolds’ sister,” she insisted. “I’m giving you eyes, Barbra. I mean, come on. You know it’s perfect, it’s perfect, come play with me! We promise we will make it fun.”

When she’s not playing the lovable interior designer, Messing is taking on a vastly different role in her new thriller, Searching. To prepare, she had to tap into something inside her she doesn’t often reference.

“It’s the biggest challenge I’ve ever had, for sure,” she admitted. “Because she does, she does live in a different reality and I think for me I had to start from a place I understood and that was being a single mother of a son and really feeling like I would do anything to protect him.”

Searching is in select cities Aug. 24 and everywhere Aug. 31.