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'Will & Grace' Gets SVOD Debut on Hulu

20 Sep, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel


Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes


A week before its primetime return to NBC, all 194 episodes of the Emmy-winning sitcom “Will & Grace” will be available Sept. 21 to stream on Hulu, the NBC app and on-demand via pay-TV operators.

NBC, which is owned by Hulu corporate partner Comcast, launches the 16-episode “Will & Grace” return Sept. 28 featuring the original cast, and has already picked up a second season for 13 episodes.

The original “Will & Grace” ran eight seasons from 1998 to 2006, and was nominated for 83 Emmy Awards, winning 16 of them, including Outstanding Comedy Series. 

The digital deal represents an opportunity to introduce a new generation of audiences to original episodes of the show that have been largely unavailable for the past 11 years.

Lionsgate released Will & Grace: The Complete Series on DVD in 2008.

“This landmark deal will allow fans to re-watch their favorite moments ahead of the series premiere, as well as bring ‘Will & Grace’ and its cast of characters to a whole new audience,” Hulu CCO Joel Stillerman said in a statement.

New episodes will stream one week after their national broadcast.

“I can’t think of a better way to reintroduce ‘Will & Grace’ to the cultural zeitgeist than by giving audiences the opportunity to watch this historic and hilarious series wherever and whenever they want,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.


 


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