Will & Grace premiered worldwide on VOD sites on August 14th, 2017. Like the DVD’s, they are a mixed bag in terms of quality AND editing. To date, the US has only seasons 1-4 while 5-8 have been released elsewhere. For the first time ever, season 8 is available in HD.
If you’re interested in upgrading your DVD sets, there is absolutely no reason to do so, other than the convenience of having them available on a digital platform. However, if you live in the US, this will be your first chance to get many episodes in 16x9 widescreen. That said, even though there are widescreen masters available elsewhere for seasons 3-8 on disc, the episodes found digitally switch back and forth between 16x9 and 4x3.
All of the syndicated edits found on the DVD sets are also found on these digital versions. Additionally, even more episodes have been split to their syndicated versions. For some reason, some episodes are only shown in 4x3 but can be found on International DVDs as 16x9 widescreen.
Let's take a look at each season individually.
Like the DVD set, this season is mostly complete as originally aired. However, oddly enough, the Pilot episode features an alternate opening that has never aired before. This can exclusively be found on the digital set. If you’re looking for the original intro, that can be found on the DVD’s.
Ben? Her? (2.23) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes
Gypsies, Tramps and Weed (3.07) – Syndicated version
Lows in the Mid-Eighties (3.08) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes, 4x3 version only
Three's a Crowd, Six is a Freak Show (3.09) – 4x3 version only
Coffee & Commitment (3.10) – 4x3 version only
My Uncle the Car (3.14) – 4x3 version only
Cheaters (3.15) – Part 1 is the full “supersized episode.” Part 2 is the 2nd part of the of the syndicated version.
Sons and Lovers (3.22) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes, 4x3 versions only
The Third Wheel Gets The Grace (4.01) – 4x3 version only
Crouching Father, Hidden Husband (4.03) – 4x3 version only
Prison Blues (4.04) – 4x3 version only
Rules of Engagement (4.06) – 4x3 version only
Star Spangled Banter (4.08) – 4x3 version only
Moveable Feast (4.09) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes, 4x3 version only
A.I.: Artificial Insemination (4.25) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes, 4x3 version only
...And The Horse He Rode In On (5.01) – 4x3 version only
Women and Children First (5.16) – Syndicated version
Dolls and Dolls (5.21) – Syndicated version
May Divorce Be With You (5.22) – Syndicated version
23 (5.23) – Syndicated version
24 (5.24) – Syndicated version
Dames at Sea (6.01) – Syndicated version
A-Story, Bee-Story (6.05) – Syndicated version
Strangers With Candace (6.09) – Syndicated version
Fanilow (6.10) – 4x3 version only
Ice Cream Balls (6.13) – Syndicated version
I Do, Oh, No, You Di-in’t (6.23) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes
Queens For A Day (7.10) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes
Friends With Benefits (7.22) – Syndicated version
Alive and Schticking (8.01) – Only East Coast feed included
Bathroom Humor (8.11) – Only East Coast feed included
The Finale (8.23) – Split into 2 part syndicated episodes
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