Sean Hayes Series Renewal Unlikely; Good Chance for 7th Season of PARKS & REC
At yesterday's Television Critics Association's semiannual press tour , NBC top exec Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of the network's current slate of comedies.
Commenting on the Thursday night comedy block's biggest disappointments, Greenblatt noted that The Michael J. FOX Show, which recently delivered a mere 0.6 rating in the key 18-49 demo, and Sean Hayes' 'Sean Saves the World', were unfortunately among the biggest misfires of the season.
"We think they're good shows," he said while paying homage to stars Sean Hayes and Michael J. Fox, "We're really unhappy that we can't find an audience for them in those time periods." While chances of a sophomore season for both comedies appear unlikely, the NBC chief says that no official decisions would be announced until May.
On a positive note, Greenblatt said that he was "bullish" on the futures of NBC's long-running comedies Community and Parks and Recreation. Praising Parks & Rec star Amy Poehler, who just received a Golden Globe award for her starring role on the series, Greenblatt shared that he would "go out on a limb" and predict "Parks and Recreation is going to have a seventh season."
About Sean Saves the World:
Sean (Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced dad who juggles a lot - his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom, Lorna , 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.
In addition to Sean Hayes (Broadway's Promises Promises), the series also stars Broadway veterans Megan Hilty (Nine to Five, Smash) and Linda Lavin, who won a Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics' and Helen Hayes Awards, for her performance in BROADWAY BOUND in 1987. She is a five-time Tony nominee for her roles in THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, and most recently, COLLECTED STORIES. She was a two-time Golden Globe winner for her role as Alice on the TV show "Alice". Most recently she was seen off-Broadway in OTHER DESERT CITIES, for which she earned Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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