If Will & Grace fans want to catch up on the show’s original run before the revival debuts on NBC next week, there’s an app for that—two of them, in fact.
Hulu and NBC have teamed up to jointly stream all 194 episodes of the original series’ eight-season run for the first time, starting Thursday. That’s one week ahead of the show’s Sept. 28 return on NBC.
The episodes will be available on the NBC app, Hulu and via NBC on demand through cable, satellite and streaming bundle providers.
“There’s no question that Will & Grace has resonated with audiences since the series made its broadcast premiere. To be able to bring such an iconic show into the streaming universe for the first time ever is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said Joel Stillerman, Hulu’s chief content officer, in a statement. “This landmark deal will allow fans to re-watch their favorite moments ahead of the series premiere, as well as bring Will & Grace and its cast of characters to a whole new audience.”
This is the second time in four months that NBC and Hulu have shared streaming rights to one of the broadcast network’s biggest series. In May, the companies announced they would both offer streaming rights to all seasons of This Is Us.
While the Will & Grace revival—16 episodes in all—doesn’t air until next week, NBC has already ordered a second season, which will be 13 episodes. Will & Grace’s original run was from 1998 to 2006.
Hulu has been making big news all week. On Sunday, it became the first streaming service to win an Emmy for outstanding drama series, thanks to The Handmaid’s Tale, which picked up eight awards in all. Earlier today, Hulu announced it had signed Sean Penn to star in The First, an upcoming drama created by House of Cards’ Beau Willimon.
While Hulu has been building up its original series slate after The Handmaid’s Tale, the service is also focused on expanding its library of acquired titles. In July, it landed streaming rights to five TGIF sitcoms, including Full House and Family Matters. Earlier this year, it began streaming iconic ’80s comedy The Golden Girls.