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Sean Hayes Blames NBC for Disappointing Rates

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Hayes stands by his show, despite harsh feedback from TV critics. The former Will and Grace star describes the comedy as, "the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now."

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I've only seen one episode but Sean and I have very different ideas on what is funny.
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Looks like he tore a page out of Kathy Bates' book, who said NBC treated 'Harry's Law' like S--t.
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I've seen more advertisements for Sean's show in 2 months than I did for the entire series run of HARRY'S LAW. Plus, they've kept his show on the same night and time so far, so I don't see how he can think NBC is to blame for the ratings (except that its severely lackluster programming they're choosing to air on Thursday nights). I saw his show once and that was enough for me.

And if he thinks he has the funniest show on TV, he's obviously never watched THE MINDY PROJECT.
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If he thinks he has the funniest show on tv then I'm nervous the botox has done something to his brain
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His wig is too tight.
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I agree, I really wanted to like his show, but the writing is AWFUL! This last episode was a little bit better than the last few, but its nowhere near where it needs to be for the show to be a hit. It will be canceled by the holidays.
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Well, the Mindy Kaling show is also pretty mediocre, IMO, but at least it's trying to do something original, whereas Sean Hayes' show is absolutely awful and the best sitcom from 1996 (it's less risque than WILL & GRACE ever was). NBC is to blame for a lot of things, but this show would be terrible on any network.
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If anything, they've been aggressively promoting it, as Jordan noted. You couldn't turn on NBC any time from June to October of this year and not see at least three promos for it. The basic truth is that the show stinks.
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As a huge Sean Hayes fan since BILLY'S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS (prior to the debut of NBC TV's WILL & GRACE), I will quickly say: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD completely sucks. On every level, too. The writing is simply horrendous as are the performances of the actors involved -- especially Megan Hilty. Poor girl does NOT know how to deliver a simple line. Sean seems to be playing to a 3,000 seat theatre judging by his embarrassingly obvious over-acting. Only when Linda Lavin pops into a scene that the show doesn't make one cringe. I think I watched my very last episode last week. I doubt I will watch tonight's episode.

Also, NBC seems to be holding some hope on this series as they ordered a few more episodes. This is the lowest rated series that hasn't been cancelled so he shouldn't be whining so much, plus he produces NBC's GRIMM and TVLAND's HOT IN CLEVELAND - 2 successful TV series. Maybe he should just stick to producing projects like Demi Moore and countless of other actors.
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Brody, I also liked Hayes in BILLY'S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS, and he was great in PIECES OF APRIL. But I agree, he does a horrible job in this show, and poor Hilty is completely lost, but the writing is so terrible that I can't blame her.
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Megan Hilty is not that great. I'm sorry. I know people love her on here but between Sean Saves the World and Smash... she's not a believable human
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i watched this not so funny and terribly forced comedy show for the first time this past week and was totally surprised MEGAN HILTY was in it...she is totally wonderful but toally wasted in the effort...she belongs in a BRAODWAY HIT!...here's an idea how about MARILYN...from SMASH!...:)
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His show is pure unaldulterated crap. The ridiculous laugh track has sounds of people roaring with laughter. i sawe 1 episode and I think I laughed once. No hope for this-will and should be cancelled very soon. Sean- find yourself another musical revival.
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This is just too over the top. I Love Lucy and steroids. And the characters are too cartoonish. Frank Burns seems normal compared to Linda Lavin and Megan Hilty's characters. Not to mention the boss.

The slap stick scenes are fun, I'm not sure that works these days. I have to say it is much better than Michael J. Fox's show. So, maybe he is only comparing it NBC's new comedies...
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Hilty should have chosen the film adaptation of 'Into the Woods', where she would have played Lucinda, over this TV show. She took part in the reading of the film and was in talks to join it, but the show interfered with her doing it.

Updated On: 10/24/13 at 01:08 PM
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The show is a turkey.
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Yes, NBC is promoting on their own channel quite frequently. The problem (regardless of the quality or lack thereof ) for their shows is so few people watch NBC to begin with & that was the point I thought he was making.

n an interview with The TV Page this week, Hayes put the onus on the show's poor performance on the network's low circulation, particularly on Thursday nights. "To me, (the show) is working," Hayes shared with the site. "It's just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is ,'How do you get viewers to NBC?' NBC programs great shows, it just doesn't have the eyeballs CBS does."


We already know that people *will* watch crappy shows in droves, especially when a network has good overall viewership, or how else can we explain all the years that 2 & 1/2 Men has aired. I think his point is somewhat valid, even if the show isn't that good.




Updated On: 10/24/13 at 02:13 PM
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And if he thinks he has the funniest show on TV, he's obviously never watched THE MINDY PROJECT.

...Or anything else on TV right now.
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Updated On: 10/24/13 at 02:27 PM
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This is in no way similar to Kathy Bates' problem with NBC. Bates was actually right Harry's Law was one of their highest rated shows, but it skewed way too old. And as we know, NBC is weirdly obsessed with the 18-49 to the point of diminishing returns.

I thing one of the biggest problems with Sean's show, besides the fact that it's awful, is that it doesn't fit NBC's single-camera format that every other comedy on the channel uses.


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Where's the part where he blames NBC?
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"NBC programs great shows, it just doesn't have the eyeballs CBS does."


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If he thinks he has the funniest show, he's never seen Bob's Burgers.
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People aren't boycotting NBC because of some religious jihad. They just aren't putting on shows anyone is interested in watching. If Sean had one, that it's on NBC wouldn't matter.
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Bates has a legitimate beef. She is great in AHS
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""Megan Hilty is not that great. I'm sorry. I know people love her on here but between Sean Saves the World and Smash... she's not a believable human""

LOOK THIS SHOW SUKKS But to say Hilty was not good in SMASH is just dumb
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I'm the odd man out but I like the show. I honestly have no idea how any former fans of the horribly written Will & Grace can compare this new show unfavorably to that one. It's silly, but not insulting to the intelligence like Will & Grace. And when I think about the laughs I get out of the show as compared to the feeling of having been slimed by the actively insulting "The New Normal" last year, it's a regular tonic.
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