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NBC’s new lineup of shows hasn’t really been able to find its footing on Thursday nights. The network has already cancelled new comedy Welcome to the Family, and Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show haven’t done particularly well. Which is why it was a bit of a surprise to learn NBC has ordered additional episodes of the comedy.
The first thing you may notice when you tune in to Sean Saves the World is that the opening music is reminiscent of ABC’s popular comedy Modern Family. Beyond that similarity, NBC’s new comedy is a throwback to the network’s nineties heyday to the extreme, complete with some familiar faces and a laugh track. It’s not doing anything new for comedy, but the series opener does have its moments.
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World
The show may be over for NBC’s Smash, but critical darling Megan Hilty already has her sites set on another role at NBC. On Friday, it was announced that Hilty will be joining the peacock network’s new comedy, Sean Saves the World, which is set to premiere this fall. Hilty will actually have a regular role in the comedy, replacing Lindsay Sloane, who played the role of Liz in the pilot.
We noted earlier that NBC seems to be aiming for family-focused comedies with their planned Thursday night line-up for this fall. Sure, things didn't work out so well for The New Normal or 1600 Penn, both promising comedies that failed to find an audience for one reason or the other. But that isn't stopping the Peacock from moving forward on other comedies with a family element. That includes Sean Saves The World, the new sitcom starring Will & Grace's Sean Hayes.
Earlier today, NBC began picking up programming for next season’s schedule. The first programs to make the cut were the dramas Believe and Crisis, from J.J. Abrams and Rand Ravich, respectively, as well as Jason Katims’ About A Boy comedy. Now, NBC has signed on for two additional original comedies, Sean Saves the World and The Family Guide.