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Live Sitcom & Drama TV Shows
'Will & Grace'
On September 29, 2005 "Will & Grace's" season premiere episode, "Alive and Schticking," aired live on NBC.The episode was performed twice by the cast for the east and west coasts. Alec Baldwin, who guest-starred, received an Emmy nomination for his performance.
"ER's" season four premiere episode, "Ambush," aired live on September 25, 1997. The script was performed twice; once for the east coast and again for the west.Watch the clip!
'The West Wing'
In the final season of "The West Wing," NBC aired its fictional debate like a real presidential debate. The episode aired November 6, 2005, live for each coast. Only the west coast version can be found on the season seven DVD.
'Gimme a Break!'
On March 2, 1985, the NBC sitcom starring Nell Carter performed the episode "Cat Story" without a hitch.
The American comedy-drama, which ran on FOX from August 1991 to May 1994, and starred accomplished stage actors — including Charles S. Dutton, performed an entire season of live episodes.