Alive and Schticking

Title “Alive and Schticking”
Episode # 8.01 (163)
Season # 8
Original Airdate 29-Sep-2005
Writers Bill Wrubel
Producers Gary Janetti, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally
Director James Burrows

Plot Synopsis

Grace contemplates having an affair with a married man. Elsewhere, Jack begins new career as a host of his new talk show "Jack Talk." Will gets some advice from Malcolm and tries to hide from Karen the fact that Stan is alive.


  • Eric McCormack (Will Truman)
  • Debra Messing (Grace Adler)
  • Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland)
  • Megan Mullally (Karen Walker)
  • Shelley Morrison (Rosario Salazar)

Guest Cast

  • Alec Baldwin (Malcolm Widmark)


  • Live Season 8 Premiere. This episode will actually be broadcast live twice — once at 5:30 PM PST for the East Coast (8:30PM EST), and again at 8:30 PM PST for the West Coast.
  • This episode takes place entirely in Will's apartment and the hallway outside.
  • Megan hurt her ankle while dancing at home, so Karen's part had to be re-written to accommodate Megan's inability to walk without crutches.
  • Jack and Grace have a lot of interaction in this episode. During both live performances, Debra and Sean got the giggles several times.
  • Malcolm gets a last name in this episode, Widmark.


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Airdates & Ratings

09/29/20058:30 PM06.5/10%#40