09-21-1998 Will & Grace first airs on NBC. It ran for a total of eight seasons, ending on May 18, 2006. It was, during its original run, the most successful television series with gay principal characters. All seasons of the series have been released on DVD and the show has been broadcast in more than 60 countries. Will & Grace was nominated for 83 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 16 of them. The show is one of only four sitcoms along with All in the Family, The Golden Girls and The Simpsons in which all actors playing the main characters have each won at least one acting Emmy.