Jennifer Lopez Returns to 'Will and Grace' in Two Different Roles

The multi-hyphenate artist has been tapped to appear as both herself and her 'Shades of Blue' character, Harlee Santos, in an upcoming episode of the NBC comedy.

AceShowbiz - %cJennifer Lopez% is heading back to "Will & Grace". As if her return to the Emmy-winning comedy is not exciting enough, the "Amor, Amor, Amor" singer is set to play two different roles.

The singer/dancer/actress will appear in guest capacity, playing both herself and her "Shades of Blue" character, New York Police Department detective Harlee Santos.

In case someone needs a refresher, the multi-hyphenate artist guest-starred in two episodes of the newly-revived show's sixth season. It was when Karen (%cMegan Mullally%) got married to Lyle Finster (%cJohn Cleese%).

Jennifer also appeared in the season 7 premiere, during which it was revealed that she grew up in the Bronx with Karen's maid Rosario (%cShelley Morrison%). Jennifer performed her hit "Waiting for Tonight" at Karen and Lyle's wedding, with Jack (%cSean Hayes%) serving as her back-up dancer.

More details about how Jennifer's double roles will work on the NBC series have yet to be disclosed. Also guest-starring on "Will & Grace" are "Glee" alum %cJane Lynch% and Tony-nominee %cAndrew Rannells%.

The revival show featured original cast members %cDebra Messing%, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes and %cEric McCormack% reprising their roles as Grace, Karen, Jack and Will respectively. Also among the returning actors are %cHarry Connick Jr.%, %cMinnie Driver% and %cBobby Cannavale%.

The original series ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC. Revolving around a gay man, Will, and his best friends, Grace, Jack and Karen, the comedy won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards over its run. "Will & Grace" earned Hayes a nomination of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be broadcast on January 21 on both TNT and TBS at 8 P.M. EST.

"Will & Grace" airs on Thursdays at 9 P.M. on NBC.

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