You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

WB wins ‘Will’ war

Peacock gives rights to sell strip domestically

The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win.

WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number of others. Warners will now market and distribute the show, bringing it to January’s NATPE confab.

Insiders said NBC was comfortable with Warner Bros., having already developed an ongoing production/distribution deal on syndicated newsmag “Access Hollywood.” NBC traditionally handles only the international distribution of its shows.

More TV

  • Sense8

    TV News Roundup: ‘Sense8’ Finale Special Sets Netflix Premiere Date

    The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number […]

  • Nicole Emanuele Katherine Oliver

    North Fork TV Festival Sets Judges Panel

    The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number […]

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "114 (Top 10

    'American Idol': On the Scene for the Show's Emotional First Live Elimination

    The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number […]

  • The Path Season 3 Hulu

    'The Path' Canceled at Hulu After 3 Seasons

    The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number […]

  • Sinclair

    Sinclair Revises Station Divestiture Plan Following Pushback From Regulators

    The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a “Will” to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC’s “Will and Grace” as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the series — one of the few newer sitcoms to show legs in recent years — to a number […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content