The 2017 NBC Primetime Special will begin its run on NBC’s various platforms – from network channels to D2 channels, NBCU cable channels, NBC.com, station websites and social media pages – on September 1st.
The special, hosted by the cast of Great News – with an assistant from Tina Fey – will preview NBC’s fall offerings including the return of Will & Grace; the new Dick Wolf true crime series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, and military series The Brave.
In anticipation and celebration of the triumphant Sept. 28 return of “Will & Grace” on NBC, the network and The Paley Center for Media are collaborating on the hourlong special “The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace,” scheduled to air Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The Best of Will & Grace will include clips of the best moments from the original series run interspersed with new interviews with the show’s stars, series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, and legendary director James Burrows.
WE tv will celebrate the return of Will & Grace with five Best Of marathon every Saturday from August 19th to September 16th.
The first four marathons will will Best Ofs for Will, Grace, Karen and Jack; the fifth marathon will feature the show’s best guest stars (including, in part, Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Neil Patrick Harris and Demi Moore).
NBC is the first Big Four network to release its 2017-18 schedule and there is a bit of movement as the network’s biggest breakout show, This Is Us, is moving from Tuesdays at 9 to Thursdays at 9 – following Will & Grace and Great News and leading into Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.
To accommodate the new Thursday schedule, The Blacklist moves from Thursdays at 9 to Wednesdays at 8 with Wednesday comedies Superstore and The Good Place moving to Tuesdays.
Blindspot moves to Fridays (the former Grimm slot).
The Brave – starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel – nabs the post The Voice Monday night slot.
Chicago Med, Shades of Blue and Timeless and new scripted series Rise, A.P. Bio, Good Girls, Champions and Reverie are all scheduled for midseason.
NBC has released a set of key art images for Will & Grace – the groundbreaking comedy series that featured gay characters as both co-lead and co-second lead and shattered a number of stereotypes by showing a range of gay characters over the course of its eight seasons.