Groundbreaking Emmy® and People’s Choice® Award-Winning Comedy Series Will Air Every Weekday from 5-7 PM ET/PT and 11 PM – 1 AM ET/PT Starting Monday, September 23rd
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NEW YORK, NY September 5, 2013 – Calling all “Wills,” “Graces,” “Karens” and “Jacks!” Logo TV today announced its plans to air all eight seasons of the Emmy® and People’s Choice® Award-winning comedy “Will & Grace” in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Every straight girl needs a gay best friend, and interior designer Grace Adler (Debra Messing) found an ultimate accessory in her lawyer pal Will Truman (Eric McCormack). It’s through this neurotic pair that the show’s real stars – Jack & Karen – come together. “Just Jack” McFarland (Sean Hayes) and his boozy, pill-popping sidekick Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) fill in the foursome that made “Will & Grace” classic TV and brought primetime to a whole new level of fabulous. With show-stopping guest appearances by Cher, Madonna, Britney, Janet, J-Lo, Ellen, Elton and most every gay icon under the sun, the milestones that “Will & Grace” hit provided a foundation for all LGBT portrayals on TV today. “Will & Grace” airs weekdays from 5-7 PM ET/PT and 11 PM – 1 AM ET/PT beginning Monday, September 23rd on Logo TV.
“‘Will & Grace’ fearlessly moved culture forward by paving the way for everything from today’s prime time gay characters to Logo,” said Marc Leonard, Senior Vice President Programming & Platform Strategy, Logo TV. “Way ahead of its time, ‘Will & Grace,’ or as we affectionately call it, ‘Jack & Karen,’ was perhaps most groundbreaking in that it set the stage for gay people and our friends to watch great shows together…usually with cocktails.”
“Will & Grace” takes place in New York City and follows the lives of Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay man and mostly-uptight attorney, and his best friend Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a mostly-frantic straight woman who runs her own interior design firm. Lifelong friends brought together as roommates by Grace’s abrupt divorce, the series follows the duo and their “odd couple” antics as they navigate the big city in their search for love. Also featured are their friends Karen Walker (Megan Mullally), a rich socialite, and Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes), a struggling actor/singer/dancer who also has had brief careers as an acting teacher, back-up dancer, cater-waiter, talk-show host and student nurse. Throughout the comedic mayhem, this unlikely foursome proves that the bonds of friendship can transcend social status, sexual orientation and gender.
“Will & Grace” stars Emmy® Award-Winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Notable guest stars in the series include, Woody Harrelson, Harry Connick, Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Geena Davis, Gregory Hines, Bobby Cannavale, Minnie Driver, Cher, Patrick Dempsey, Lily Tomlin, among many others.
Emmy® winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick were the creators and Executive Producers of “Will & Grace.” Alex Herschlag and Dave Flebotte served as executive producers and showrunners. Multi-Emmy@ winner James Burrows (NBC’s “Frasier” and “Friends”) was Director and Executive Producer. “Will & Grace” is from KoMut Entertainment in association with NBC Universal Television Studio and Three Sisters Entertainment. “Will & Grace” is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what’s next—all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that’s smart, provocative and loaded with attitude. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 52 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, TheBackot.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
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