Bill Keveney USA TODAY Published 9:47 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Two of NBC’s most beloved comedy classics are connecting in a big way, with David Schwimmer of “Friends” set to guest star on the new season of “Will & Grace.” Schwimmer, who played Ross on “Friends,” will have a recurring role as the new love interest of Grace Adler (Debra Messing), NBC confirmed to USA TODAY. (Does Rachel know about this?) The second season of the “Will & Grace” revival — the original had a successful eight-season run that ended in 2006 — also will feature appearances by Chelsea Handler and two returning guest stars, Alec Baldwin and Mary McCormack. The new, 18-episode season of the comedy, which also stars Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, premieres Oct. 4 (9 EDT/PDT). Mullally received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actress in a comedy, one of five for the show. And, producers should probably be lining up more guest stars. “Will & Grace,” which was NBC’s most-watched comedy in seven years when it came back, already has been renewed for a third, 18-episode season of its revival, which would make 11 seasons total. Along with the original stars, executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan continue to write the series and legendary TV director James Burrows directs.