Logo Lands 'Will & Grace' Syndie Rights


Logo has secured the rights to Will & Grace, beginning in 2013.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network scored the rights to all eight seasons and 194 episodes of the show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution on a non-exclusive basis, starting in September of that year.

Deal terms were not disclosed.

"Will & Grace was the first television series to spotlight the unique bond between a gay man and a straight woman," said Marc Leonard, senior vice president of multiplatform programming at Logo, in announcing the pact. "And everyone in our core audience, whether they're the gay friend or straight friend in the equation, can relate to their own inner ‘Will' or ‘Grace'; and if you can make self-absorption seem adorable, welcome to ‘Team Jack' or ‘Team Karen.'"

"Logo will provide a good television home for Will & Grace," noted Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. "This Emmy Award-winning, wickedly witty comedy with its distinctive style will bring many of its loyal fans to Logo. This sale continues to reaffirm the long term value of off-net series to attract loyal audiences."