Will & Grace

Season 1 Episode 1

The Pilot (Love & Marriage)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1998 on NBC



  • Notes

    • In its first draft, the show, set in San Francisco, was supposed to be a heterosexual love story, with Will and Grace playing the neighbours. Then the writers and producers realized that the two straight characters were boring and had been done before, so Will and Grace became the leads, except that they then started to write Will as encompassing both the character we know and Jack's character, so he was much more stereotypical. Max was sick of the "broad gay man", hence Jack was born, then Karen was brought in, and they realized that they had Will and Grace and their "burlesque" or "carnival mirror" counterparts.