Might be interesting, though I hate that his character will be saddled with a kid.
They are bringing back these former NBC stars (Hayes, Michael J. Fox), but I'd personally rather see Jackee or Nancy McKeon.
Are they calling it 'Two and a Half Queens'
I think Linda Lavin will be great as his mom. Sounds like a good show.
Headline Prediction, May 2014:
NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom, 6 Others
I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory.
Welcome back to TV, Ms. Lavin.
And she could sing the theme song!
OMG is Deb Messing still under contract with NBC - I would die if she played the ex-wife (or maybe even the ex-wife's GF).
Linda Lavin and Sean Hayes both have great comic timing. This could be a good sitcom.
Is the kid going to be from his former straight side of bi life?
R5, it'll probably be more like
[quote]Headline Prediction, October 2013: NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom.
I say 4 or 5 episodes tops
This sounds promising. Maybe they need a cranky uncle on the show.
"I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory."
Fortunately, this stupid phrase is now outdated.
Reading the telephone directory, R15? Or paying to watch Linda Lavin do anything?
Linda can sing "You've Got Possibilities"
I'd pay to watch Linda read the ticker tape.
Too lazy to read the linked article but is Sean's character gay? Or is that just a silly question?
I predict lots of withering glances from Lavin's character (to make up for lack of better writing).
You're also too lazy to read the OP, R19.
How did you even summon the energy to type?
R2 -- you and I are the only folks on the planet who remember Jackee!
So, they're basically just going to recycle his Jack character, along with his mother and kid. Sounds great.
Oops, I missed the word gay, only read divorced. Freudian slip?
I don't think "Freudian slip" means what you think it means.
So glad Linda Lavin will be back on TV so she won't have time to sing.
People with ears
I'm just glad they're not casting against type like Nathan Lane and Neil Patrick Harris' sitcom characters. I know Hayes is probably disappointed, but he was allowed acquit himself(quite successfully) as straight leading man material on broadway.
[quote] So glad Linda Lavin will be back on TV so she won't have time to sing.
They allow singing on TV, Rose.
Linda Lavin a grandmother? Well kiss MAH grits !
[quote] I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory.
She's so old she can probably do it from rote memory.
In real life I understand Polly Holliday is a bitter recluse.
Doesn't Hayes also produce "Hot in Cleveland?" If so, he definitely has access to A list acting, writing, and producing talent meaning... this might actually be good!
Don't count Jack out yet LOL :)
He's been grating in Smash and Up All Night.
[quote] Doesn't Hayes also produce "Hot in Cleveland?"
Yes. As well as the NBC show "Grimm."
I was going to mention the same thing 31. Sean has been part of the team making Hot In Cleveland and while the writing is not perfect the chemistry is even with guest stars. He clearly has talent only hope he won't be myopic with his own project.
Actually, Polly Holiday would have been a better choice. She looks more like Hayes.
Hm, Linda Lavin and Polly are the same age: 1937.
And Dennis Quaid should cameo as his straight brother
[quote]So, they're basically just going to recycle his Jack character, along with his mother and kid. Sounds great.
I think it sounds WUNDAFUL!
[quote]Actually, Polly Holiday would have been a better choice. She looks more like Hayes.
Yes, if you mean Helen Hayes.
The bitter queens of Datalounge must be devastated that Sean has a new show.
If it's anything like JACK AND KAREN, R38, is any other reaction possible?
And the recasting has begun...
[quote]There will be a recasting on the newly picked up NBC multi-camera comedy series Sean Saves The World. Lindsay Sloane, who co-starred opposite Sean Hayes in the pilot, will be departing. Written by Fresco and directed by James Burrows, the comedy, from Universal TV and Hazy Mills, centers on Sean (Hayes), who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter (Samantha Isler), who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss (Thomas Lennon) at work. Sloane played Liz, Sean’s long-time loyal friend, a former therapist, with whom he also works.
"NBC multi-camera comedy series"
Ooh, how futuristic. What will they think of next- split screen?
J. Fred Muggs
I would pay Linda Lavin to read the Torah while eating spicy barbecue pork ribs in a black Maidenform bra and matching slip.
Your creepy, creepy rabbi
Recasting Sean's show? Hmm. Perhaps that actress was stealing Sean's laughs? Getting too many? Not that he is a diva but the show IS his. That is the way with Hollywood. Sometimes if you are TOO good it backfires!
[quote] NBC Picks Up New Sean Hayes Sitcom
First time anyone's picked up Sean Hayes in YEARS.
[quote] Recasting Sean's show? Hmm. Perhaps that actress was stealing Sean's laughs? Getting too many? Not that he is a diva but the show IS his. That is the way with Hollywood. Sometimes if you are TOO good it backfires!
No one would EVER recast a role just because the supporting actress is funnier!
I wonder if Deb will guest star on the new show but have no scenes with Sean? That's what happened on SMASH, IIRC.
NBC must have some faith in this show -- it's scheduled at 9PM Thursday as the lead-in for Michael J. Fox's new show. It had been speculated that Fox's show would be the bigger draw and would be used as a lead-in for something lesser.
Look at what this asshole commented:
Sean Saves the World? How, by sucking its dick and fucking its ass? Why does the world of television love faggots so much?