Will&Grace is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. The show takes place in New York City and focuses on Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm. Also featured are their friends Karen Walker, a rich socialite, and Jack McFarland, a struggling gay actor/singer/dancer who also has had brief careers as an acting teacher, back-up dancer, cater-waiter, talk-show host and nurse.
Will&Grace was filmed in front of a live studio audience (most episodes and scenes) on Tuesday nights, at Stage 17 in CBS Studio Center. Throughout its eight-year run, Will&Grace earned 16 Emmy Awards, and 83 nominations.
Eric McCormack as Will Truman
A gay lawyer, Grace's former boyfriend and fiancé of about 30 minutes before admitting he was gay. After being estranged for a year or so, they bumped into each other again and have remained best friends since. He has a very neurotic side, especially when it comes to cleaning. Several characters have commented that his relationship with Grace is more like that of a romantic couple than of two friends.
Debra Messing as Grace Adler
A Jewish interior designer with an apparent obsession with food, who has been Will's best friend since college. Will and Grace were a couple in Will's last attempt at a straight relationship as he believes that if he can't make it work with Grace he can't make it work with any woman.
Megan Mullally as Karen Walker
The wife of the wealthy (but never seen) Stan Walker. She "works" as Grace's assistant making "Grace Adler Designs" more popular among her social contacts. She can be quite insensitive, but is close to Grace and Jack, and occasionally Will.
Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland
One of Will's best friends, he is flamboyant and superficial. Jack drifts from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job, including struggling actor, retail associate and student nurse. Early on in the show he strikes up a close friendship with Karen.