The Updated Price Tag for Will & Grace's New York Apartment Is Shocking
TV’s take on New York City living is notoriously too good to be true. Monica and Rachel’s palatial apartment on Friends and Carrie Bradshaw’s gorgeous uptown spread are some of the most notorious offenders. But multiply that already unrealistic apartment by the inflation rates during a decade or two off the air, and you’re looking at a truly shocking rent check.
So when NBC announced on Wednesday that they’ll be ordering a 10-episode revival of Will & Grace, the real estate experts at Trulia went to work figuring out just what it would cost for Debra Messing and Eric McCormack’s characters to live in the gorgeous Upper West Side home they inhabited on the show from to 1998 to 2006, today. The answer, as you might guess, would make even the thriftiest interior designer cringe.
“The median rent for a two-bedroom, two-bath space on the Upper West Side is $5,940,” Trulia writes in a post on their blog, Adding that Will and Grace’s apartment building, located at 155 Riverside Drive in New York City, “comes with a steep price tag.”
The report doesn’t go into detail about whether the interior designer and lawyer’s pad would fall above or below the budget-busting number, but viewers can deduce that the outdoor space, the sizable living room, the open-plan kitchen and the private bathrooms might nudge their rent above the neighborhood average.
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Will & Grace earned 16 Emmy Awards and 83 nominations over its eight-season run, with each of the cast receiving at least one win for their performance throughout the series. The show itself became one of the highest-rated sitcoms in the coveted adults 18–49 demographic from 2001–05, attracting more than 18 million total viewers for its series finale in 2006.
Messing had previously shot down rumblings of a reboot, saying that there’s been “nothing beyond talks” about the revival. “If there was a Will & Grace 2.0, my wish is that we did 10 [episodes] on, like, Netflix or Amazon or somewhere where it could be the naughty version of Will & Grace,” she told PEOPLE in September.