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NBC's 'Will And Grace' kicks off final season with live episode

MUMBAI: It is time for another sitcom to come to an end. The eight and final season of NBC's sitcom Will And Grace kicks off tomorrow 29 September with a live episode. In India the show airs on Zee Cafe.

 

 

The first episode will feature returning guest star Alec Baldwin. The episode will include 100 audience members who contributed a total of $10,000 for the American Red Cross and Hurricane Katrina victims. Two versions will be telecast, one live for the East Coast and one for the West Coast, resulting in different jokes to be used in each separate broadcast.

 

 

Multiple Emmy-winning director James Burrows will direct the premiere. The charity-givers in the live audience bid on nbc.com for the privilege of attending the show. Each of the 100 people paid $100 – amounting to $10,000 – which was donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The prior season ending left Grace played by Debra Messing in a romantic bind with a married man while Will played by Eric McCormack discovered that Karen's ex-husband Stan -- thought to be dead -- was in fact, alive.

The season premiere will follow up on these plot lines, and also offer viewers more news on Jack's played by Sean Hayes new job as the host of his own talk show. Baldwin returns as Will's new boss who is secretly working for Stan while also romancing Karen.

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