VIDEO: Sean Hayes Chats New NBC Comedy on TODAY
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Sean Hayes stopped by The Today Show on NBC this morning to chat about his new 'post-gay' TV role on the new comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, premiering this Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC. Check out the appearance below!
When asked by anchor Matt Lauer what took him so long to return to TV, the actor explained, "Why not? Because I just waited for the right thing and the right time. You have to go away long enough for people to miss you. If you just did show after show after show, it would get annoying."
His new character on the show is a dad to a teenage daughter, and while he's also gay, Hayes believes he is different than his character Jack whom he portrayed on the long-running series 'Will and Grace.' "There are many aspects to the character," he said. "It's a much more grounded, real person than the other character I played on 'Will & Grace.'"
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 (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.