The series debuted the first of its 18-episode final run on Thursday, but TVLine reports that Mullally will not appear for at least two episodes later this season after taking a leave of absence.
Representatives for NBC had no comment when reached by Fox News. Mullally’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Megan Mullally will miss episodes of the final season of ‘Will & Grace’ amid rumors of a feud with co-star Debra Messing.
According to the outlet, the news comes as rumors were swirling that Mullally and Messing were having friction on the set. Eagle-eyed fans first noticed that Mullally stopped following Messing, 51, on Instagram. Soon after, she stopped following co-star Sean Hayes, 49. She still follows Eric McCormack, 56, but US Weekly reports that none of them follow her back.
Mullally and Messing have specifically seemed to keep their distance from each other while promoting Season 11 of “Will & Grace” on social media as well.
McCormack, meanwhile, tried to downplay rumors of a feud rippling throughout the popular sitcom revival’s cast while speaking to Us Weekly in September.
‘Will & Grace’ co-star Eric McCormack tried to downplay a rumored feud on the set.
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“It seems crazy. It is crazy!” he said. “I think people worried about that entirely too much.”
He added: “The four of us get along like a house on fire, we always have.”
TVLine previously reported that the final season of “Will & Grace” would be moved up to Oct. 24 as a replacement in the Thursday time slot after the network pulled the plug on its new sitcom “Sunnyside,” opting to move its remaining Season 1 episodes online.