Will & Grace
Will & Grace is a sitcom created by Emmy winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, who served as executive producers alongside Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust, Jon Kinnally, Tim Kaiser and Emmy-winning director James Burrows.
The series centers on Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a neurotic interior designer. They are a couple of best friends living in New York, and following Grace’s failed engagement, she decided to move in with Will. The other central characters are Jack, Will’s very flamboyant gay best friend, and Karen, Grace’s somewhat ‘assistant’, a hard-drinking, pill-popping socialite who married into money. Together, the quirky mix friends go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, butting heads at times but ultimately supporting one another while exchanging plenty of witty banter along the way.
The show won 16 Emmy Awards, with 83 nominations. All four stars won at least one Emmy for their work on the show, making it only the third sitcom to accomplish such a feat. The show also brought home trophies from the GLAAD Media Awards, TV Guide Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Directors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards, Television Critics Association Awards and Producers Guild Awards. The show steadily grew in popularity, and from 2001 to 2005 it was the highest-rated sitcom among viewers 18 to 49.