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A Return to 1997
Sep 26, 2012
Partners' Series Premiere: Fresh and Funny, or Lazy and Regressive and Idiotic and Terrible?
The new show from the creator of Will & Grace debuted Monday on CBS. Was it any good? Answer: No.
Ex-Will & Grace star's talk show pulled from schedule.
Jan 04, 2007
Mullally canned

NBC Universal has canceled The Megan Mullally Show. The syndicated daytime talk show debuted to weak ratings, causing affiliate stations to move it to less desirable time periods.

Until a replacement show is lined up, NBC will fill the spots with repeats of Bravo's Queer Eye, the new series iVillage Live, or repeats of the previously canceled Starting Over.

"I am extremely proud of the show we created and am thankful for the passion and tireless efforts of [executive producer] Corin Nelson and the entire staff," Mullally said in a statement.

Megan drew an average of 1 million daily viewers, helping it vie for the bottom slot of the daytime ratings. Daytime giant Oprah Winfrey earns an average of 8 million viewers.

Gay and lesbian roles have come out of the closet and onto the small screen. Here are TV.com's picks for the most realistic portrayals of LGBT life on today's TV schedule.
Aug 05, 2009
TV.com Top Ten: Gay TV Characters
In 1998, Will and Jack of NBC's hit comedy Will & Grace were some of the only gay people on TV -- and stereotypical ones at that. But their popularity helped pave the way for the more complex lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) roles we see on the small screen now. Even though the numbers are still small -- a recent study by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found that only 2.6 percent of the characters on primetime broadcast shows are LGBT -- TV is (finally!) getting gayer by the day. Here are our some of our LGBT favorites.
David Kohan and Max Mutchnick create comedy for CBS.
Nov 02, 2006
Will & Grace creators eye another gay comedy

Call it David & Max--Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are teaming with CBS for their next comedy project, which is loosely based on their friendship.

The network has committed to produce a pilot for the untitled show.

Kohan, who is straight, and Mutchnick, who is gay, have been friends since their teen years at Beverly Hills High School. Like Will & Grace, their project for CBS is a buddy comedy about a quartet of characters--a gay writer and a straight writer, who are best friends, and their hot young assistants.

Kohan and Mutchnick are writing and executive producing the show, which marks the duo's second collaboration with CBS. The two executive produced the network's comedy series The Stones, which was created by Kohan's sister Jenji Kohan, who went on to bigger things with Showtime's pot comedy ...

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Friendly Advice
Sep 24, 2012
Hey TV.com, Should I Watch Partners?
We've already screened the pilot of Partners, CBS's new sitcom from the creators of Will & Grace. But is it worth your time? Here are some first impressions that might help you decide.
Group not mad about appearance by Britney Spears.
Feb 03, 2006
NBC, Christian group spar over Will & Grace

A conservative advocacy group that urged a boycott of NBC's recently canceled drama about a pill-popping priest turned its wrath Thursday to an upcoming Will & Grace episode that it says will mock Christ's crucifixion.

But NBC executives insist the group's objections stem from faulty details in a press release mistakenly issued by the network earlier this week and that neither a script nor a storyline for the episode in question has been written.

The latest religious flap at NBC flared after the network announced Tuesday that pop star Britney Spears will make an April 13 guest appearance on Will & Grace, playing a Christian conservative talk-show sidekick to Jack, the gay character portrayed by series regular Sean Hayes.

According to NBC's initial synopsis of the episode, Jack's fictional TV network, Out TV, is taken over by a Christian broadcaster, leading Spears' character to do a cooking ...

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SAG honors the outstanding actors of the year. What do you think of their choices?
Jan 30, 2006
The Screen Actor's Guild awards
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The Screen Actor's Guild handed out their annual awards last night. In an evening full of long-winded monologues, odd silences, and some genuinely touching speeches, there were a few moments that stood out.

Presenter Terry O'Quinn, who plays Locke on Lost, went on a half serious rant about his "backstabbing schmoozer" costars; winner S. Epatha Merkerson thanked her divorce lawyers; and presenters Peter Graves and Barbara Bain, from the 1960s classic Mission: Impossible, had to read off of a script when, upon accepting the mission, their teleprompter self-destructed. That's entertainment!

Winners:

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Desperate Housewives.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Lost.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Sean Hayes for Will & Grace.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Felicity Huffman for Desperate Housewives.

Outstanding Performance by ...

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In jury room, one bad apple spoils the bunch.
Apr 27, 2007
Courtroom cliff-hanger in Will & Grace case

The trial over a hit sitcom turned into a courtroom drama Thursday when a verdict in the case of the two creators of Will & Grace versus NBC Studios was tossed out minutes before it was to be read.

Jury foreman Dean Hartwell was removed for not disclosing that he operates a Web site that includes writings critical of big corporations, including NBC and its parent General Electric, and the rest of the jurors were questioned about any influence Hartwell's views might have had on the deliberations.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Warren Ettinger, who is presiding over the case, was expected to announce Friday morning whether there would be a mistrial or whether deliberations would begin from scratch with an alternate juror taking Hartwell's place.

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Ettinger knows the verdict.

Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and their agent ...

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Groundbreaking gay-centric sitcom signing off after eight years.
May 18, 2006
Will & Grace leaving TV comedy out of closet

If Ellen brought American television's first lesbian star out of the closet, then Will & Grace broke barriers by turning a gay-themed comedy into a prime-time hit with mass appeal.

But as the popular NBC sitcom about a handsome gay lawyer and his attractive, heterosexual best friend ends its eight-year run Thursday, the show's producers insist it was not their goal to make pop culture history.

"We never set out to do anything that special," cocreator David Kohan told Reuters this week. "Honestly, we were making a fairly traditional sitcom with a twist.

"A romantic comedy is only as good as the obstacles that keep the couple from getting together," Kohan added, paraphrasing a favorite maxim of Sydney Pollack, the veteran producer he once worked for. "And so, we thought, 'What if we have an absolutely insurmountable obstacle?'"

The idea ...

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Will & Grace is a hilarious series about two best friends. The twist is that Will is gay Grace is a straight interior designer. More than friends, but less than lovers, the two share a special bond and their personalities easily balance one another's. In addition to the stable Will and Grace, the show features Will's flamboyantly gay friend, Jack and Grace's sarcastic, spoiled, and boozy assistant, Karen.
Will & Grace is the only series of such length (8 years) to have all of its episodes directed by the same director, in this case the talented James Burrows. Will & Grace is also one of the three series in which all of the main cast memebers won Emmy awards, with the other two shows being The Golden Girls, and All in the Family.
Throughout its 8-year run, Will & Grace has been nominated for 83 Emmys, 24 Golden Globes, 14 SAG Awards and six People's Choice Awards. Among its 12 Emmy wins, the show won as Outstanding Comedy Series in 2000. In 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006, it had more Emmy nominations than any other comedy series. Additionally, it's been nominated for an American Comedy Award, three GLAAD Media Awards and a Founders Award from the Viewers for Quality Television.
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