NBC Gives Additional Script Order to Sean Hayes Comedy
SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, NBC
The series, which airs Thursday nights, has been averaging 4 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 when factoring in Live+7 DVR returns. Featuring Hayes as a gay single father, the series enjoyed a slight boost in ratings with last week's airing which followed a Saturday Night Live special presentation.
The additional four episodes will keep the multi-camera comedy firmly embedded in the Peacock Network's Thursday night line-up into the New Year when it will follow returning series Community and Parks and Recreation.
About the show:
Sean (Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced dad who juggles a lot - his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom, Lorna (Linda Lavin, "Alice"), and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler). So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full time, it's a whole new world.
Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on Being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company's new owner (Thomas Lennon, "Reno 911!") has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean's perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he's clearly going overboard.
From keeping his boss happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother's tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it's going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it's Sean.