Another one bites the dust. NBC suddenly halted production on Sean Saves the World January 28, just four episodes short of its 18-episode order, according to TVLine. The comedy, led by Will and Grace star Sean Hayes, has two as-yet-unseen episodes, which an NBC source says will air after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Sean has been having a streak of bad luck with NBC series. Before landing his eponymous Thursday night comedy, he had recurring roles on two now defunct shows on the network: Smash and Up All Night.
However, the hilarious actor seems to be taking the news in stride with gratitude — and humor. “Thanks to @SeanSavesWorld actors & crew & @NBC for a wonderful opportunity,” he announced on Twitter. “Looking forward to Obama's minimum wage increase to $10/hr,” he added. With wit like that, we’re sure Sean will land another success of Will and Grace proportions soon!
As for NBC’s struggling Thursday night comedy lineup, there’s no word yet on the replacement for Sean Saves the World, or whether the rest of the evening’s shows will be renewed. Though The Michael J. Fox Show looks to be in straits as dire as Sean Saves the World, Parks & Recreation is a “likely” and Community is a “toss up” according to TV By the Numbers.
Are you bummed about this news, or did you see the writing on the wall?