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TVNZ gets Will & Grace

TVNZ has agreed upon an exclusive deal with NBCUniversal, acquiring five new titles to play across TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE and

This includes the highly anticipated return of Will & Grace for TVNZ 2 later this year.

After an unforgettable eight season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back! The new Will & Grace reunites Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes as they reprise their infamous roles in this revival.
The series will air in New Zealand as closely behind the US as possible, giving Kiwi fans their dose of nostalgia along with the rest of the world.

Other titles in the deal include the brand new virtual reality thriller Reverie; irreverent comedy series A.P. Bio from the sharp-witted minds of former Saturday Night Live writers, Mike O’Brien and Seth Meyers; psychological murder mystery Seven Types Of Ambiguity told from the shifting perspectives of seven characters following the abduction of a six-year-old boy; and Law & Order True Crime: Menendez Murders, a new true-crime drama in the powerhouse Law & Order franchise, starring Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos).

TVNZ’s Director of Content, Cate Slater says: “We’re really impressed by NBCUniversal’s content slate this year and are proud to be bringing these new titles first and fast to Kiwi audiences. There’s a lot of hype out there for these programmes already, and now, New Zealanders can be a part of the global conversation as they watch them on our channels or online at”
All new Will & Grace will be available on TVNZ 2 and later this year.

Launch dates for the remaining titles are yet to be confirmed.