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Sean Saves the World 

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Centers on Sean, who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work.


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2014   2013  
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Series cast summary:
Sean Hayes ...  Sean Harrison 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Megan Hilty ...  Liz 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Echo Kellum ...  Hunter 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Samantha Isler ...  Ellie Harrison 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Thomas Lennon ...  Max Thompson 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Linda Lavin ...  Lorna Harrison 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Parvesh Cheena ...  Jerry 7 episodes, 2013-2014


Centers on Sean, who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work.

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Raising a teen. Managing a boss. It's hard to keep it straight. See more »



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Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Lindsay Sloane was originally cast as Liz, but after shooting the pilot was replaced by Megan Hilty. See more »


Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Howard Cantour.com (2014) See more »

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A Good Show Contained Within a Largely Terrible One
10 October 2013 | by alan-51-111974See all my reviews

Sean Hayes is a very talented man and he works very hard in this. He has to because it's largely like a terrible parody of U.S. 90s sitcoms. If only it were a parody.

Most of the characters are TV clichés or racial tokens (one "Asian", one black guy). The plot for each episode is jammed in our faces as if otherwise we'd be too stupid to understand it: "My daughter needs her first bra!". Hilarity ensues, except it doesn't, it's truly truly painful.

Cue laugh track, then cue it again and again. The less I smile and the more laughter I hear the more depressing the whole thing becomes.

The supporting cast is a mixed bunch which range from a wooden spoon with a face drawn on it wearing a kitchen mop for hair (Megan Hilty) through to performances of genuinely twisted comedic genius from Tom Lennon.

That was really my point about a good show within a terrible one. Every scene with Tom Lennon in it seems to come from a different place than the rest of the show, a much improved place where the show is actually funny.

I sat stony-faced through the pilot yet laughed out loud at some of the Tom Lennon scenes. Whether I can continue to grit my teeth waiting for those moments is debatable.

It feels like being in a wheelchair having lost the use of your legs, with NBC looking down at you and saying in a very loud, slow, voice... "Are you alright down there? Can I get you anything? Do you want to go to the toilet? Do you want to hear a funny joke?".

I may be sitting down, but I'm not deaf and I'm not an idiot, please stop treating me as such.

If they could build on the Hayes-Lennon core a bit more (they're great together) focus less on the been there, done that ha ha ha feel of the rest of it, perhaps try to give some dimension to the characters of the other actors then this could really be something.

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