Honey, you're going to want to set aside a little time to catch up with Will and Grace before they officially return to NBC. And you're in luck because Hulu is exclusively streaming Will & Grace, all 194 episodes worth. It's actually kind of a big deal. See, this is the first time ever that the entire series is available for streaming, and the timing couldn't be better. You'll be able to stream the show starting Thursday, Sept. 21, a week before the Will & Grace revival premieres.
In a press release announcing the deal, NBC announced they want to introduce a new generation of TV viewers to Will & Grace, which ran from 1998 to 2006, before it returns for not one, but two seasons. Yes,Will & Grace hasn't even come back yet, but Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and just Jack (Sean Hayes) have already been renewed for a 13-episode second season. Not too shabby, since the upcoming season is only 10 episodes. Clearly, they wanted more, more, more of this foursome. Honestly, it makes sense; who wouldn't want more of Karen's always on-point one-liners?
To make sure younger and older fans alike get to catch up with their favorite BFFs, Will & Grace will also be available on the NBC app and on-demand through your cable or satellite provider.
Of course, NBC isn't the only one excited for Will & Grace to be back. Will and Grace are pretty psyched too. Fans saw this in the first trailer for the Will & Grace revival, which wasn't just about '90s nostalgia — though, there was a bit of that — these characters were ripe for an update.
Of course, that doesn't mean these aren't the same characters were already know and love. In the teaser, Will talked about how excited he is to be back, while Grace was a little more apathetic. She's got a lot of stuff to do, people, she wasn't just sitting around waiting for a show. She has to Instagram and tweet and snap, you get it.
But, a few notes of the Will & Grace theme song and the first sight of that apartment, she was right back on board. And let's be honest, so were the rest of us. Especially Karen, who apparently has being sleeping on the fake set for a decade. She was taking a Rip Van Winkle style "disco nap."
Whatever apprehensions you may have had about the show returning likely got washed away when you saw how good McCormack and Messing are at being Will and Grace. Seriously, it's like a whole decade hasn't passed since they were back in that apartment trading barbs.
Perhaps, no one should be that surprised, being that it was a one-off 2016 election video featuring the Will & Grace cast going off about Donald Trump that got NBC and the creators, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, wondering if they could do it all again. Turns out, they most definitely can.
Fans can expect more of what they saw in that election video, but shouldn't expect a time jump to play a role in this new season because Will & Grace is ignoring the series finale. "We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents," Kohan told Entertainment Weekly. "We wanted them to be Will and Grace.”
Luckily, now if you need a reminder of who they are you can stream the series to your heart's content. With so many episodes to watch, you may want to pull a Karen and take a few days off of work to get all these episodes in.