Will & Grace

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Will & Grace is an American television sitcom created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick which takes place in New York City and focuses on Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm.

The series originally aired in the USA on NBC from 21 September, 1998 to 18 May, 2006. There are 194 half-hour episodes in eight seasons.

Will & Grace originally aired in South Africa on SABC3 from 4 June, 1999 to 26 February, 2007. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channels. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 7 premiered with a double bill on SONY on Friday 21 January 2011, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast in a double bill daily, on weekdays. There are 24 episodes in the seventh season.


Will Truman and Grace Adler are ex-sweethearts, on-again-off-again roommates and best friends.

Will is a gay lawyer who once dated Grace in high school until, with the help of Jack McFarland, he came out of the closet.

Since then the two have become best friends, relying on each other for help and support in their everyday lives. Which is not so everyday for the rest of us.

Grace is a Jewish interior designer who has been rumoured to turn straight guys gay, after two of her boyfriends came out of the closet after dating her.

They share their lives with two other kooky best friends. Jack McFarland, a gay wanna-be actor, and Karen Walker, a rich alcoholic socialite who works as Grace's assistant.

Their everyday antics cover issues relating to gay relationships, straight relationships and just about any relationship you can think of.


Season 1 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Jun 1999 | Finale: 29 Oct 1999 | Fridays, 22h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 1 Jun 2008 | Finale: 10 Aug 2008 | Sundays, 20h00 (double bill)

Season 2 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 24 Feb 2000 | Finale: 10 August 2000 | Thursdays, 21h00

Season 3 (25 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 10 Sep 2001 | Finale: 1 Apr 2002 | Mondays, 21h00

Season 4 (27 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 9 Nov 2002 | Finale: 10 May 2003 | Saturdays, 23h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Sep 2010 | Finale: 21 Sep 2010 | Weekdays, 19h40 (double bill)

Season 5 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 14 Mar 2004 | Finale: 22 Aug 2004 | Sundays, 21h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 4 Aug 2005 | Finale: 19 Jan 2006 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 22 Sep 2010 | Finale: 7 Oct 2010 | Weekdays, 19h40 (double bill)

Season 6 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 27 Sep 2004 | Finale: 14 Mar 2005 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 20 Apr 2006 | Finale: 28 Sep 2006 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 5 Jan 2011 | Finale: 20 Jan 2011 | Weekdays, 19h30 (double bill)

Season 7 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 9 May 2005 | Finale: 17 Oct 2005 | Mondays, 20h31
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 19 Jul 2007 | Finale: 27 Dec 2007 | Thursdays, 20h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 21 Jan 2011 | Finale: 7 Feb 2011 | Weekdays, 19h30 (double bill)

Season 8 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 11 Sep 2006 | Finale: 26 Feb 2007 | Mondays, 20h31
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 24 Jan 2009 | Finale: 4 Jul 2009 | Saturdays, 21h00


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