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‘Will & Grace’ Returns After 11 Years on NBC

The Big 4 Networks Kick-Off Their Thursday Line-Ups


8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (season premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Scandal” (season premiere)
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
8:30 p.m. NFL Football (Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers)

8:00 p.m. “Superstore” (season premiere)
8:30 p.m. “The Good Place”
9:00 p.m. “Will & Grace” (season premiere/return)
9:30 p.m. “Great News” (season premiere)
10:00 p.m. “Chicago Fire” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. “Gotham”
9:00 p.m. “The Orville”

8:00 p.m. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”
9:00 p.m. “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
9:30 p.m. “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R)

8:00 p.m. “The Vietnam War” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “The Vietnam War” (R)

Of Note on Cable and Digital:
-“Startup” (Crackle, 3:01 a.m. ET): second season available for streaming
-“Mary Mary” (WE, 9 p.m. ET): season premiere
-“Nathan for You” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m. ET): season premiere
-“The Guest Book” (TBS, 10:30 p.m. ET): season finale


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  1. I am really interested to see what Will and Grace numbers look like Friday? Will it comeback Huge like numbers from back in the day, will it be huge by today’s standards, will it bomb, will it start strong then die? Especially when all the competition starts how will it do? I have been trying to catch up only up to season 5 now. I will be watching though.

    • Yeah it’s gonna be interesting I’m more confident in it doing really well but the question I have is how well. If it starts out huge that’s gonna be big for NBC because they’ll finally have a comedy to build around.

      • I think that it will start big, but not huge. I have seen a few reviews and they all say the second and third eps are better than this first one. I wonder if this first one is too bad, it will turn people off from watching again next week. I also wish that NBC had some kind of better-rated shows to put around it.

        • It started better than I expected in the demo but a little below where I had it in viewership but still great start and it might not fall too much next week. I actually really liked the first episode but it was very political for some people. That’s interesting for the next two will be better so that’s a very good sign. Critics really like this revival so I think it’s here to stay but it depends on how many people liked the first, I think a lot of people did based on what I’m hearing this morning and last night but people had a problem with the political stuff.

          My main worry is what you wrote last and that’s the losers around it. Will & Grace always did better in its original run around other hit comedies, this could drag it down too. NBC really squandered the opportunity to find some comedies to go with W&G this season. I think they should’ve brought Last Man Standing as a rental this year like some people were saying. They will have to wait until next year or bring Marlon in late in the season to give it some better support. I like the idea some were suggesting like rebooting another classic sitcom to place around W&G.

  2. Will & Grace (NBC)
    Chicago Fire (NBC)
    Thursday Night Football (CBS)

    Big night for NBC can’t wait to see the ratings for W&G been getting great hype today and all week really so we’ll see who turns out for it and I want to see how Chicago Fire affects the 10pm hour on Thursdays this season.

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