WE tv will air an 8-hour marathon of award-winning comedy Will & Grace this Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00pm-1:00am to celebrate the series 15th anniversary. Series stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack appeared on TODAY and Extra to talk about the anniversary October 17 and wore purple ribbons for Spirit Day to support LGBT youth.
"What I'm most proud of is that the show always treated Will's desire for the perfect man as equal to Grace's desire for the equal man," Eric McCormack told TODAY hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie about Will & Grace's impact.
"The good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love and will you be loyal to the person you love? And that’s what people are finding out what all marriages at their root are about. Whether they are marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals... I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights... I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far. People fear that is different and now they’re beginning to understand."
You can watch Will & Grace on WE tv weeknights from 5:00-8:00pm EST.