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Last week, NBC ordered four additional scripts for Sean Saves the World. Well, it looks like they're going to need more than that.
The peacock network has now ordered five more installments into production, bringing the season total to 18 episodes. The news follows the sitcom's surge in the ratings last night, thanks to having a special episode of The Voice as a lead-in.
Despite the boost, the sitcom remains NBC's lowest-rated show that's still on the network. Welcome to the Family and Ironside, which were doing worse, have already been cancelled.
Sean Saves the World follows a gay man (Sean Hayes) as he tries to juggle the responsibilities of raising a teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) with his work and the interference of his overbearing mother (Linda Lavin). His workmates are played by Megan Hilty, Echo Kellum, and Thomas Lennon. »
Though Sean Saves the World is performing very poorly in the ratings, NBC isn't ready to cancel it just yet. The network has ordered four more sitcom scripts reports THR.
Featuring the talents of Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty, Echo Kellum, Samantha Isler, Thomas Lennon, and Linda Lavin, Sean Saves the World is currently averaging a low 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.75 million viewers.
It's the network's lowest-rated show but at least it seems like the numbers have evened off. While the show is by no means safe, NBC execs are likely keeping their options open, waiting to see what happens when Community and Parks and Recreation return.
What do you think? Do you like Sean Saves the World? If you were running the show, would you make any changes? »
Can Sean Saves The World take the gay sitcom torch and run with it?
Oh, the gay sitcom.
It’s a spectacular and welcome feat that we now live in a time when there are a plethora of gay characters on television but, also, we now have series centered around gay characters. Sure, we’re still stinging after the failures of last seasons’ excellent The New Normal and disappointing Partners, but this fall we’ve been given a new chance to have a successful gay series in Sean Saves The World.
In the NBC sitcom, Sean Hayes plays a single gay man taking on the full-time parenting role with his teenager daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler) and learning how to juggle home, his demanding job with a new boss (Thomas Lennon) and a meddlesome mother (the wonderful Linda Lavin). Echo Kullum plays a co-worker at Sean’s job while Megan Hilty »
- Jim Halterman
Sean Saves the World revolves around a single gay man (Hayes) who had a hard time juggling his work and his overbearing mom (Linda Lavin) even before his teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) came to live with him. The rest of the cast includes Megan Hilty, Echo Kellum, and Thomas Lennon.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »
Sean Hayes has many talents: He sings, he dances, he inspires me to buy Will and Grace box sets. But as last night proved, his trademark frantic energy isn’t exactly enough to carry a workplace/family sitcom.
Sean Saves the World strives to be both funny and relatable. In practice, it’s both of these things at varying — but rarely intersecting — times. The first scene opens with Sean, a grown man, sticking a metal knife deep, deep into the depths of a broken toaster. Luckily, he’s just acquired his daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler) as a new roommate; perhaps »
- Jodi Walker
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 3, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
In this sitcom, Sean (Sean Hayes) is a divorced dad who's trying to juggle his career and family life. From his overbearing boss and offbeat employees at work, to his pushy mom and weekends with his teenage daughter Ellie (Samantha Isler), handling it all is no easy task.
When his quick-witted 14-year-old daughter wants to move in full-time, life gets even more complicated. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on being the best dad ever. He loads up on parenting how-to books and plans topic-filled family dinners.
But his »
Can Sean Hayes help save NBC’s rebooted comedy line-up?
This Thursday night, the Will & Grace scene stealer took center stage with Sean Saves the World, in which he stars as a divorced gay dad whose teen daughter (played by Samantha Isler) comes to live with him just as the online retailer he manages is dealing with an incredibly demanding new boss (Reno 911!‘s Thomas Lennon).
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“Helping” Sean during this transition, this juggling of work and home life, are his sassy mother Lorna (Alice‘s »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Sean Hayes is returning to his old Will & Grace stomping grounds at NBC for a new show, Sean Saves the World, which airs its first episode tonight. Hayes plays a gay dad learning the landscape of single parenting, but is the comedy, costarring Tom Lennon, Linda Lavin, and Echo Kellum, worth checking out? Get my take on the pilot when you read on. What it's about: Sean (Hayes) has a lot on his plate. His teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) has just come to live with him full time, and his new boss (Tom Lennon) is a power-hungry control freak. On the plus side, Sean has his mother (Lavin) to take on babysitting responsibilities and offer unsolicited advice. Where it works: Hayes is as full of energy as ever, and the comically talented Kellum, who plays Sean's co-worker, is hilarious. Where it doesn't: I can count on one hand the times »
- Maggie Pehanick
NBC, at one time a bastion of network comedy, is now down to one two-hour comedy block each week, and with The Office now off the air, they’re hoping at least one of these new sitcoms will find an audience, or at least the critical buzz of Parks and Recreation. The first to premiere will be the much-anticipated return to weekly network TV of Michael J. Fox.
The Michael J. Fox Show, “Pilot”
Directed by Will Gluck
Airs Thursdays at 9pm Est on NBC
One of the most buzzed about new series this fall is The Michael J. Fox Show, premiering with two episodes on Sept. 26th and starring Michael J. Fox as a beloved former New York newscaster who returns to work after retiring to focus on his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The show was »
- Kate Kulzick
After a summer with a mixed bag of television with a few great but mostly mediocre shows mixed with tired reality shows I and many of you are aching for a return to the new Fall network television season. Though, aching is what we may be left with after previewing some of these new shows. Most of the previews and pilots that are now available online or on Hulu are a crude example of what the show may become or even survive as, if at all. There are only nine returning new shows from last year, yet a show like ABC’s The Neighbors co-starring Toks Olagundoye was universally panned but survived the ratings gauntlet. Meanwhile, Fox's Ben and Kate was loved by most critics, but it did not make it to the end of the season (though the Bbf on the show, Echo Kellum, an actor with good comic »
- Curtis Caesar John
The broadcast networks have almost 30 shows debuting this fall, including a futuristic tale from the Fringe team, a new Michael J. Fox sitcom and Marvel-ous adventures for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
The Show | NBC’s Sean Saves the World (Thursdays at 9/8c; premieres Oct. 3)
The Competition | ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Fox’s Glee, CBS’ The Crazy Ones (new) and The CW’s Reign (new)
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Sean Hayes is returning to his old Will & Grace stomping grounds at NBC for a new show this Fall. Sean Saves the World features Hayes as a gay dad learning the landscape of single parenting. Is the comedy, costarring Tom Lennon, Linda Lavin, and Echo Kellum, worth checking out, or should you save your time and DVR space for another show? Get my take on the pilot when you read on. What it's about: Sean (Hayes) has a lot on his plate. His teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) has just come to live with him full time, and his new boss (Tom Lennon) is a power-hungry control freak. On the plus side, Sean has his mother (Lavin) to take on babysitting responsibilities and offer unsolicited advice. Where it works: Hayes is as full of energy as ever, and the comically talented Kellum, who plays Sean's co-worker, is hilarious. Where it doesn't: »
- Maggie Pehanick
Megan Hilty is sticking around NBC.
She will appear on Sean Saves the World as Liz, the best friend of Hayes' title character. It's a role originally assigned to Lindsay Sloane, who exited the series not long after it was picked up for the fall.
Sean Saves the World will air Thursdays at 9/8c and focus on Hayes as the father of a teenage girl who just moved in with him. It also featues Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum, Thomas Lennon, Samantha Isler and Vik Sahay.
Watch a clip from the multi-camera sitcom now:
Sean Saves the World Clip »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
And now for some rather Smash-ing news: Megan Hilty has landed a series regular role opposite her former Smash co-star Sean Hayes in his new NBC comedy Sean Saves the World, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Hilty will play Liz, the Bff and co-worker of Hayes’ character — the role originally portrayed by Lindsay Sloane, who left the project shortly after it was greenlit by NBC.
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The multi-cam sitcom, which will air Thursdays at 9/8c, finds Hayes attempting to both parent the teenage daughter who just moved in and appease a temperamental new boss. »
- Michael Ausiello
NBC has revealed the first full-length trailers for their new 2013-14 TV series, including shows such as the Michael J. Fox Show, Ironside, The Blacklist, Welcome to the Family, and Sean Saves the World. I think all of these new shows coming out have promise. I'll end up giving them all a chance. Check out the trailers for yourself and let us know what shows you're excited about!
The single-cam comedy is inspired by Fox's real life and stars him as Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City juggling the challenges of family and career while dealing with Parkinson's disease.
A multi-cam sitcom about a man attempting to both parent the »
- Joey Paur
Update: During its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City on Monday, NBC released five more trailers for its upcoming new series for the 2013-2014 season. Watch them below. Also read: The New Shows of the 2-13-2014 Season (Photos) "Sean Saves the World" centers on Sean (Sean Hayes), a guy who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter -- who just moved in -- while juggling a temperamental new boss at work. Also stars Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, Linda Lavin, Samantha Isler. Executive produced by Victor Fresco ("Better Off Ted"), »
- Jethro Nededog
Sean Hayes is making his triumphant return to NBC in the new sitcom "Sean Saves the World." The series follows him playing a divorced gay dad who is trying to care for his teenage daughter while also juggling a job with a strict new boss.
A trailer for the new comedy was presented during NBC's Upfronts in New York. Sami Isler plays Sean's daughter Ellie, while Linda Lavin plays his mother Lorna who decides to move in with them. The series also stars Echo Kellum and "Reno 911!'s" Thomas Lennon as Sean's boss.
"Sean Saves the World" is one of NBC's new additions to its Thursday comedy block. It joins veterans "Parks and Recreation" and "Parenthood" as well as newcomers "Welcome to the Family" and "The Michael J. Fox Show." Hayes' new series is clearly trying to appeal to "Will & Grace" fans, and it seems like it just might do the trick. »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
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Feast your eyes on the network’s latest offerings below, and then hit the comments with your snappy judgments! (Promos for NBC’s midseason entries About a Boy and Chicago Pd, among others, will be added as soon as they become available.)
- Megan Masters
The "Office" alum and longtime "Boston Legal" star returns to the spotlight on the Peacock network and this time, instead of upholding the law (albeit via blackmail, bribery and the like), he's breaking it. In NBC's upcoming series "The Blacklist," Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, the most wanted man in the world.
Check out Spader and his devilish ways below in NBC's new four-minute trailer for "The Blacklist", as well as two new preview clips, and scroll down for more previews and official descriptions of the new series on NBC's 2013-2014 schedule: the “Ironside" remake starring Blair Underwood, the new Mike O'Malley comedy "Welcome To The Family," Sean Hayes' return to sitcoms with "Sean Saves The World," and, of course, the highly-anticipated "Michael J. Fox Show."
"The Blacklist," Mondays at 10 p.m. Et
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, »
- Jaimie Etkin
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