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Will and Grace

Will and Grace Dates : 1998 - 2006
193 episodes of 22 min
First broadcasting : 01 Juillet 2000
Creator(s) : David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
Producer(s) : Jhoni Marchinko, Suzy Mamann-Greenberg, Bruce Alden
Music : Jonathan Wolff
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Will is a gay lawyer and Grace is a hetero interior decorator. They may be the best friends in the world, however their co-accommodation is not easy.

Will and Grace was an American television series which was broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. The series featured Eric McCormack in the role of Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Debra Messing in the role of Grace Adler, a designer of 'heterosexual interior. The two characters were close friends who shared an apartment in New York. The series also presented Sean Hayes in the role of Jack McFarland, a gay friend of Will, and Megan Mullally in the role of Karen Walker, a rich and alcoholic friend of Grace.

Will and Grace was praised for his role in the representation of the LGBTQ+ community on television and for his innovative humor. The series won 16 Emmy Awards during its broadcast, including that of the best comedy. In 2017, NBC announced that a new season of the series would be broadcast in 2018, 10 years after the end of the original series. The new season was enthusiastically welcomed by fans of the series, and was followed by two other seasons.

In addition to dealing with important subjects such as homosexuality and interracial relationships, Will and Grace was also remarkable for his many famous guests, who have played fictitious versions of themselves in the series. Among the many guests in the series, you can cite Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Cher. The series also presented recurring characters such as Rosario, Karen’s housekeeper, and Larry, Jack’s boyfriend.

In general, Will and Grace was one of the most popular and influential television series of his time. The series has not only entertaining viewers with its intelligent humor, but it also helped to advance conversations on important subjects such as homosexuality and the rights of LGBTQ+people.

The Actors

Debra Messing - Grace Adler

Debra Messing

(Grace Adler)

Eric McCormack - Will truman

Eric McCormack

(Will truman)

Megan Mullaly - Karen Walker

Megan Mullaly

(Karen Walker)

Sean Hayes - Jack McFarland

Sean Hayes

(Jack McFarland)


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During the episode in which Will and Grace compete for the Tenants Association Presidency, one tenant complains that her missing umbrella closely resembles the one belonging to "Tim Kaiser in apartment 12-B." 'Kaiser, Tim' was a producer of the episode.

Director Sydney Pollack guest-starred in four episodes as Will's father, who cheats on Will's mother (played by Blythe Danner) with a woman named Tina (played by Lesley Ann Warren).

Karen Walker's husband, Stan, is never entirely seen. However, in Season 3, Episode 1, viewers do get to see parts of Stan Walker. He reaches out and grabs Karen's breast while she is talking to Will and throughout the scene viewers can see Stan's legs though most of him is blocked by a plant.

Will originally had a partner in the original pilot, Higgins, but his scenes were deleted in the final draft of the script.

Grace's middle name is Elizabeth.

In one episode, Karen mistakes Grace's last name for "Alden". One of the producers on the show is Bruce Alden.

In the episode where Grace is going to meet an old High School crush, he says he is part of a group of artists showing their arts at the Zelman Gallery. Debra Messing's (Grace) real life husband is Daniel Zelman.

Jarrod Emick read for the part of Will.

Alexis Arquette lost the part of Jack to Sean Hayes at the final auditions.

Nicollette Sheridan lost the part of Grace Adler to Debra Messing at the final auditions.

Megan Mullally was offered both Karen and the role of Carrie in "The King of Queens" (1998). She almost went with the latter role.

Early promotional spots for the show were ambiguous about Will's homosexuality since NBC didn't know how well the gay leading character would play.

Karen's characteristic high-pitched voice didn't really come into play until a few episodes into the show.

Rosario was a one-joke character in the first season, when Jack married her so she could stay in the country. The character became so popular, she was made a semi-regular.

In the episode when Grace married Leo, the music to which Will walked Grace up the aisle was the main theme from "Brideshead Revisited" (1981), composed by Geoffrey Burgon.

Jack's website really does exist. It now redirects you to NBC's Will & Grace website, but at the time it was created, it was an actual web site created by "Jack." It included pictures and a letter Rosario wrote to the INS.

Originally Max Mutchnick and David Kohan pitched a straightforward couples comedy in which a gay man and his straight female roommate were supporting characters. NBC liked the supporting characters better.

Will's apartment building is at 155 Riverside Drive, Upper West Side Manhattan.

The Grace Adler Designs office is located in the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette St., south of Houston St.

The first episode of the eighth and last season was a live-aired episode

Due to Debra Messing's pregnancy during the sixth season, Grace did not appear in five episodes: 6.6 "Heart Like a Wheelchair", 6.21 "I Never Cheered for my Father", 6.22 "Speechless", 6.23/6.24 "I Do. Oh, No, You Didn't".

Jack's full name is John Phillip McFarland.

John Barrowman was up for the role of Will but didn't get it because he was "too straight" and the role went to Eric McCormack. Barrowman actually is gay, while McCormack is straight

Will's brother, Sam, was portrayed by two different actors, each appearing in two episodes: John Slattery in 1999 and Steven Weber in 2005 and 2006.

One of three TV-series to win Emmys for all their principal cast-members. The others are "All in the Family" (1971) and "The Golden Girls" (1985). In all three shows a regular cast of four.


Filming locations:

155 Riverside Drive, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (exterior of Will's Apt)

Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (exterior of Grace's Office)

Stage 17, Republic Studios/CBS Studio Center - 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA

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