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...
NBC Picks Up New Sean Hayes Sitcom
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/12/2013|
Might be interesting, though I hate that his character will be saddled with a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/10/2013|
They are bringing back these former NBC stars (Hayes, Michael J. Fox), but I'd personally rather see Jackee or Nancy McKeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/10/2013|
Are they calling it 'Two and a Half Queens'
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/10/2013|
I think Linda Lavin will be great as his mom. Sounds like a good show.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/10/2013|
Headline Prediction, May 2014:
NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom, 6 Others
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/10/2013|
I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory.
Welcome back to TV, Ms. Lavin.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/10/2013|
And she could sing the theme song!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/10/2013|
Linda Lavin and Sean Hayes both have great comic timing. This could be a good sitcom.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/11/2013|
Is the kid going to be from his former straight side of bi life?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/11/2013|
R5, it'll probably be more like [quote]Headline Prediction, October 2013: NBC Cancels Sean Hayes Sitcom.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/11/2013|
I say 4 or 5 episodes tops
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/11/2013|
This sounds promising. Maybe they need a cranky uncle on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/11/2013|
"I would pay to watch Linda Lavin read the telephone directory."
Fortunately, this stupid phrase is now outdated.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/11/2013|
Reading the telephone directory, R15? Or paying to watch Linda Lavin do anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/11/2013|
Linda can sing "You've Got Possibilities"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/11/2013|
I'd pay to watch Linda read the ticker tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||05/11/2013|
You're also too lazy to read the OP, R19.
How did you even summon the energy to type?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/11/2013|
R2 -- you and I are the only folks on the planet who remember Jackee!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/11/2013|
So, they're basically just going to recycle his Jack character, along with his mother and kid. Sounds great.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/11/2013|
Oops, I missed the word gay, only read divorced. Freudian slip?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/11/2013|
I don't think "Freudian slip" means what you think it means.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/11/2013|
So glad Linda Lavin will be back on TV so she won't have time to sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||05/11/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 27||05/11/2013|
Linda Lavin a grandmother? Well kiss MAH grits !
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/11/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 29||05/11/2013|
In real life I understand Polly Holliday is a bitter recluse.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||05/11/2013|
He's been grating in Smash and Up All Night.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/11/2013|
[quote] Doesn't Hayes also produce "Hot in Cleveland?"
Yes. As well as the NBC show "Grimm."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||05/11/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 36||05/11/2013|
[quote]Actually, Polly Holiday would have been a better choice. She looks more like Hayes.
Yes, if you mean Helen Hayes.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/11/2013|
The bitter queens of Datalounge must be devastated that Sean has a new show.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/11/2013|
If it's anything like JACK AND KAREN, R38, is any other reaction possible?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||05/11/2013|
"NBC multi-camera comedy series"
Ooh, how futuristic. What will they think of next- split screen?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/11/2013|
I would pay Linda Lavin to read the Torah while eating spicy barbecue pork ribs in a black Maidenform bra and matching slip.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||05/11/2013|
That's too bad. I really like Lindsay Sloane.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/11/2013|
Lindsay on Craig Ferguson.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/11/2013|
[quote] NBC Picks Up New Sean Hayes Sitcom
First time anyone's picked up Sean Hayes in YEARS.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/11/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 47||05/11/2013|
I live Lindsay Sloane! That sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||05/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||05/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||05/12/2013|