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Janet Jackson to appear on 'Will & Grace'

Janet Jackson will guest-star as herself in an episode of "Will & Grace" this season.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Janet Jackson will guest-star as herself in an upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom "Will & Grace."

The episode will air on Sept. 23, Jackson told syndicated entertainment TV show "Access Hollywood" in an interview that aired Monday.

Her last prime-time role was as Cleo Hewitt on NBC's "Fame" (1984-85). She also appeared in the TV comedies "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Good Times."

When asked about the upcoming "Will & Grace" episode, Jackson said it involves Sean Hayes' character, Jack McFarland, "trying out as a dancer."

"There's a little bit of a routine and they go on to do their thing from there," she said in excerpts of the interview posted on the "Access Hollywood" Web site. "It's so funny. I have to catch myself because I'm cracking up in rehearsals. It's just funny to watch them. It's hilarious."

Jackson's breast-baring performance during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February, seen by millions of TV viewers, created an uproar.

Her new album, "Damita Jo," was released in March.