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 family 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.
What becomes extremely obvious in the above clip, as well as the one below, is that an appreciation for Sean's snappy humor is likely going to be a requirement for those who plan to enjoy this series. I happen to love it, so I doubt I'll have any trouble getting into this one. Sean Saves the World centers on Hayes' character, Sean, a divorced gay dad trying to juggle his responsibilities, including becoming a full-time dad when Mom takes off. How he ended up with a 14-year-old daughter is implied in the clip above, as he explains to his daughter that he once tried to not be gay. It didn't take, but Ellie (Sami Isler) is living proof of the effort. The show will focus on Sean's attempts to balance being a good father with the growing expectations at his job.
The clip below introduces us to Lorna (Linda Lavin), Sean's pushy mother.
Executive produced by Hayes and Todd Millner, as well as sitcom great James Burrows, Sean Saves the World joins The Michael J. Fox Show and Welcome to the Family on Thursday nights on NBC, starting this fall.
And here's the official trailer: