Hulu to stream new and old 'Will & Grace' episodes

Fri. September 22, 2017 12:50 PM by

Streaming service Hulu on Wednesday announced that it would stream the upcoming new season of Will & Grace.

As of Thursday, the show's original 194 episodes, all 8 seasons, were available for new and old fans to binge watch ahead of the show's return on Thursday, September 28 on NBC.

New episodes will hit Hulu the day after they have aired.

Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will reprise their roles as Will & Grace returns to NBC to helm a new Must See TV lineup. The show's creators, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, and director James Burrows are also returning.

"As we gear up for the launch of the upcoming season premiere, 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. "With its witty comebacks, pop-culture references and social commentary, 'Will & Grace' is one of the most binge-able comedies in television history, and I am certain fans both old and new will jump on this opportunity to devour it."

Joel Stillerman, chief content officer at Hulu, added: "There's no question that Will & Grace has resonated with audiences since the series made its broadcast premiere. To be able to bring such an iconic show into the streaming universe for the first time ever is an opportunity we couldn't pass up. 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."

Will & Grace, which premiered in 1998 and ended its run in 2006, was the first prime time network sitcom to feature a gay lead in McCormack's uptight lawyer, Will, and has been credited for helping advance the LGBT rights movement. Former Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 credited the series with helping advance marriage equality.

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