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NBC Picks Up New Sean Hayes Sitcom

Out actor Sean Hayes will have a new sitcom on NBC this fall in which he plays a divorced gay man trying to balance the demands of his work, his teenage daughter, and his overbearing mother...

by Anonymousreply 5105/12/2013

Might be interesting, though I hate that his character will be saddled with a kid.

by Anonymousreply 105/10/2013

They are bringing back these former NBC stars (Hayes, Michael J. Fox), but I'd personally rather see Jackee or Nancy McKeon.

by Anonymousreply 205/10/2013

Are they calling it 'Two and a Half Queens'

by Anonymousreply 305/10/2013

I think Linda Lavin will be great as his mom. Sounds like a good show.

by Anonymousreply 405/10/2013

Headline Prediction, May 2014:

NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom, 6 Others

by Anonymousreply 505/10/2013

I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory.

Welcome back to TV, Ms. Lavin.

by Anonymousreply 605/10/2013

And she could sing the theme song!

by Anonymousreply 705/10/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 805/10/2013

Fuck NBC.

by Anonymousreply 905/10/2013

Linda Lavin and Sean Hayes both have great comic timing. This could be a good sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 1005/11/2013

Is the kid going to be from his former straight side of bi life?

by Anonymousreply 1105/11/2013

R5, it'll probably be more like [quote]Headline Prediction, October 2013: NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 1205/11/2013

I say 4 or 5 episodes tops

by Anonymousreply 1305/11/2013

This sounds promising. Maybe they need a cranky uncle on the show.

by Anonymousreply 1405/11/2013

"I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory."

Fortunately, this stupid phrase is now outdated.

by Anonymousreply 1505/11/2013

Reading the telephone directory, R15? Or paying to watch Linda Lavin do anything?

by Anonymousreply 1605/11/2013

Linda can sing "You've Got Possibilities"

by Anonymousreply 1705/11/2013

I'd pay to watch Linda read the ticker tape.

by Anonymousreply 1805/11/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 1905/11/2013

You're also too lazy to read the OP, R19.

How did you even summon the energy to type?

by Anonymousreply 2005/11/2013

R2 -- you and I are the only folks on the planet who remember Jackee!

by Anonymousreply 2105/11/2013

So, they're basically just going to recycle his Jack character, along with his mother and kid. Sounds great.

by Anonymousreply 2205/11/2013

Oops, I missed the word gay, only read divorced. Freudian slip?

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2013

I don't think "Freudian slip" means what you think it means.

by Anonymousreply 2405/11/2013

So glad Linda Lavin will be back on TV so she won't have time to sing.

by Anonymousreply 2505/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2605/11/2013

[quote] So glad Linda Lavin will be back on TV so she won't have time to sing.

They allow singing on TV, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2013

Linda Lavin a grandmother? Well kiss MAH grits !

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2013

[quote] I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory.

She's so old she can probably do it from rote memory.

by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2013

In real life I understand Polly Holliday is a bitter recluse.

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2013

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 :)

by Anonymousreply 3105/11/2013

He's been grating in Smash and Up All Night.

by Anonymousreply 3205/11/2013

[quote] Doesn't Hayes also produce "Hot in Cleveland?"

Yes. As well as the NBC show "Grimm."

by Anonymousreply 3305/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3405/11/2013

Actually, Polly Holiday would have been a better choice. She looks more like Hayes.

Hm, Linda Lavin and Polly are the same age: 1937.

by Anonymousreply 3505/11/2013

[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!

by Anonymousreply 3605/11/2013

[quote]Actually, Polly Holiday would have been a better choice. She looks more like Hayes.

Yes, if you mean Helen Hayes.

by Anonymousreply 3705/11/2013

The bitter queens of Datalounge must be devastated that Sean has a new show.

by Anonymousreply 3805/11/2013

If it's anything like JACK AND KAREN, R38, is any other reaction possible?

by Anonymousreply 3905/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4005/11/2013

"NBC multi-camera comedy series"

Ooh, how futuristic. What will they think of next- split screen?

by Anonymousreply 4105/11/2013

I would pay Linda Lavin to read the Torah while eating spicy barbecue pork ribs in a black Maidenform bra and matching slip.

by Anonymousreply 4205/11/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 4305/11/2013

R40

That's too bad. I really like Lindsay Sloane.

by Anonymousreply 4405/11/2013

Lindsay on Craig Ferguson.

by Anonymousreply 4505/11/2013

[quote] NBC Picks Up New Sean Hayes Sitcom

First time anyone's picked up Sean Hayes in YEARS.

by Anonymousreply 4605/11/2013

[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!

by Anonymousreply 4705/11/2013

I live Lindsay Sloane! That sucks.

by Anonymousreply 4805/11/2013

I wonder if Deb will guest star on the new show but have no scenes with Sean? That's what happened on SMASH, IIRC.

by Anonymousreply 4905/12/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5005/12/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5105/12/2013
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