One of the stars of hit comedy show Will and Grace has said that talk of a new spinoff is just a “fun rumour.”

Eric McCormack was asked by OK! magazine about internet speculation that characters of Jack and Karen from the popular series would be given their own show.

Will and Grace debuted on NBC in September 1998, and was one of the first network shows to feature ‘realistic’ gay characters – Will is a successful lawyer who lived with his best friend Grace Adler, an interior designer.

The characters of Jack McFarland, a camp out-of-work actor and society lush Karen Walker, were for many the stars of the show and since Will and Grace was cancelled in 2006 there have been several stories about a spinoff.

Mr McCormack said:

“To my knowledge, there’s no talk of that – it’s all just a fun rumour.”