Big news for those of you who want to be streaming Will & Grace rather than dusting off those old DVDs: It’s finally coming to a streaming site!
NBC has announced that they’ll be sharing the Will & Grace streaming rights with Hulu. All 194 original episodes will be available from both organizations beginning Thursday, September 21. What’s more, new episodes (it premieres next week!) will be released on Hulu one week after their television airing.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
It’s the first time W&G will be available for streaming. Hulu was reportedly bidding against Netflix for the rights, but Hulu won out because they were willing to share streaming rights with NBC.
Will & Grace’s new season kicks off next Thursday on NBC, and the “new” show has already been renewed. The first season has 16 episodes, with another 13 coming in season 2.