Will & Grace

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Will & Grace
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Premiere September 21, 1998
Airs On hiatus
Creator David Kohan,
Max Mutchnick
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company KoMut Entertainment
Three Sisters Entertainment
NBC Studios
(seasons 1–6)
NBC Universal Television Studio
(seasons 7–8)
Universal Television
(seasons 9—)
Seasons 8
Episodes 194 + 2 specials (through season 8)
Status Renewed through season 10 (2018)
Origin USA

Will & Grace is a ground breaking sitcom that airs on NBC. It was one of the first television shows to help bring homosexuality to the mainstream.

The show centers on the personal and professional lives of two best friends, gay lawyer Will Truman and straight interior designer Grace Adler. They are joined by their two friends, Jack McFarland, a flaming homosexual actor/nurse, and Karen Walker, a rich socialite with a tough exterior but very deep inner character.

A surprise election-themed reunion mini-episode was released on September 26, 2016 without NBC’s involvement. It immediately triggered talk of a possible real reunion.

KoMut Entertainment, Three Sisters Productions and NBC Studios (in the first six seasons) and its successor NBC Universal Television (in the final two seasons) co-produced the series. While NBC owns the show's ancillary rights, Warner Bros. Television is the TV distributor, while Lionsgate Home Entertainment owns the DVD distribution rights.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Eric McCormack Will Truman * * * * * * * * *
Debra Messing Grace Adler * * * * * * * * *
Megan Mullally Karen Walker * * * * * * * * *
Sean Hayes Jack McFarland * * * * * * * * *
Gary Grubbs Harlin Polk * o
Shelley Morrison Rosario Salazar o * * * * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Debbie Reynolds Bobbi Adler * * * * * * * *
Leigh-Allyn Baker Ellen * * * * * * *
Tom Gallop Rob * * * * * *
Tim Bagley Larry * * * * * *
Leslie Jordan Beverley Leslie * * * * * *
Michael Angarano Elliot * * * * *
Jerry Levine Joe * * * * *
Blythe Danner Marilyn Truman * * * *
Harry Connick Jr. Leo Markus * * * *
Bobby Cannavale Vince D'Angelo * * *
Mathew Botuchis Dave * *

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 21, 1998 May 13, 1999 22
Season Two September 21, 1999 May 23, 2000 24
Season Three October 12, 2000 May 17, 2001 25
Season Four September 27, 2001 May 16, 2002 27
Season Five September 26, 2002 May 15, 2003 24 + 2
Season Six September 25, 2003 April 29, 2004 24
Season Seven September 16, 2004 May 19, 2005 24
Season Eight September 29, 2005 May 18, 2006 24 + 1
Season Nine September 28, 2017 12
Season Ten 2018 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series September 16, 2008 33

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Season Sets
Season One August 12, 2003 4

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Season Two March 23, 2004 4

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Season Three September 7, 2004 4

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Season Four August 16, 2005 4

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Season Five August 29, 2006 4

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Season Six May 1, 2007 4

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Season Seven December 4, 2007 4

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Season Eight September 16, 2008 4

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Episode Collections
Best of Friends & Foes May 5, 2009 2

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Best of Love & Marriage May 5, 2009 2

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Individual Episodes
Series Finale May 30, 2006 1

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External Sites