Each main actor, with the exception of Morrison, received an Emmy Award throughout the series.In 2014 the Writers Guild of America placed the sitcom at number 94 in their list of the 101 Best Written TV series of all time.Burrows said, "I knew that the boys had captured a genre and a group of characters I have never read before." The filming of the pilot began in March 15, 1998.
Even though Hayes enjoyed the script when he read it, he threw it away and decided not to try out for the audition until he was sent the script again.
In January 2017, NBC closed a deal for a new 10-episode season of the series, to air during the 2017-18 season.
Will & Grace is set in New York City and focuses on the relationship between Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a Jewish woman who owns an interior design firm.
Also featured are their friends Karen Walker, an alcoholic socialite, and Jack Mc Farland, a flamboyantly gay actor.
He's not exploring that awkward territory for the first time, as Ellen did.
The process of self-discovery and the pain most gay men go through is fascinating, but the average American is put off by it." Burrows liked the idea and when he first read the script in November 1997, he decided that he wanted to direct it."They went out for a couple of years, then they went off to different colleges.And Max comes out of the closet, springs it on her – and she was stunned.The show was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, 2006, for a total of eight seasons, and restarted its run on NBC on September 28, 2017.During its original run, Will & Grace was one of the most successful television series with gay principal characters.The show was the highest-rated sitcom among adults 18–49, from 20.