Sean Saves the World

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Sean Saves the World
Sean Saves the World intertitle.png
GenreSitcom
Created byVictor Fresco
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – present (present)
External links
Official website
 
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Sean Saves the World
Sean Saves the World intertitle.png
GenreSitcom
Created byVictor Fresco
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Sean Saves the World is an American situation comedy television series starring Sean Hayes. The show airs on NBC as part of the 2013–14 American television season.[1] The series premiered on October 3, 2013, and airs in the Thursday 9 pm time slot.[2]

Premise[edit]

Sean is a divorced gay father[3] with a successful, yet demanding, career. When his 14-year-old daughter moves in with him full-time, he is forced to juggle his work life, his pushy mom, and trying to be the best father ever. Determined not to give life a half-hearted attempt, he reads up on parenting and about keeping a vibrant family alongside a thriving career. However, sudden work pressures dampen his grand family plans and skew his work/life balance.

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

The series first appeared as part of the NBC development slate in December 2012, with Sean Hayes attached to star.[4] On January 22, 2013, NBC placed a pilot order under the title Happiness.[5] The pilot was written by Victor Fresco and directed by James Burrows. Burrows had previously worked with Hayes on Will & Grace.

Casting announcements for the remaining series regular roles began in February 2013, with Linda Lavin cast in the role of Lorna, Sean's tough and assertive mother.[6] Echo Kellum was the next actor cast in the series, in the role of Hunter, one of Sean's co-workers, who is very passionate about his music, art, photography and poetry.[7] Thomas Lennon then joined the series in the role of Max, the new owner of the online retail company where Sean works.[8] In late-February, Samantha Isler joined the cast as Ellie, Sean's quick-witted daughter.[9] Shortly after, Lindsay Sloane boarded the series as Liz, Sean's co-worker and best friend, a former therapist.[10] Vik Sahay later signed onto the series in the recurring role of Howard, a slightly aggressive IT guy, who works alongside Sean.[11]

On May 9, 2013, NBC placed a series order, under the new title Sean Saves the World.[12] Two days after the series order, Lindsay Sloane exited the role of Liz. Shortly after, Megan Hilty was cast in the vacated role.[13] On November 8, 2013, NBC ordered an additional five episodes for the first season, bringing the total to 18 episodes.[14]

Sean Saves the World is taped in front of a live studio audience at Universal Studios Hollywood[15]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"James BurrowsVictor FrescoOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)4.43[16]
2"Busted"James BurrowsClaudia LonowOctober 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)3.26[17]
3"Date Expectations"Marc BucklandMichael A. RossOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)3.36[18]
4"Shut Your Parent Trap"Marc BucklandRick Wiener & Kenny SchwartzOctober 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)3.96[19]
5"Nobody Puts Sean in a Corner"Marc BucklandAseem BatraOctober 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)3.72[20]
6"Sean Comes Clean"Marc BucklandMatt WardNovember 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)4.55[21]
7"The Good, the Bad and the Sean"Marc BucklandMike RosolioNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)2.64[22]
8"Of Moles and Men"Marc BucklandJoe KeenanNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2.99[23]
9"Best Friends for Never"Marc BucklandSeth Raab & Nicholas DarrowDecember 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)3.40[24]
10"Sean the Fabulous"Marc BucklandClaudia LonowJanuary 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)2.79[25]
11"Trapped in the Closet (Part 2)"Marc BucklandMichael A. RossJanuary 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)3.12[26]
12"The Wrath of Sean"[27]January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)TBA
13"I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings"[28]January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)TBA

Reception[edit]

The show has received mixed reviews from critics. Glenn Garvin of the Miami Herald gave the series critical acclaim saying "Sean Saves the World is like a comedy cruise to self-discovery, with both Sean and his daughter learning of strengths and weaknesses they didn't know they had, the process punctuated with keenly funny dialogue and precision timing". David Hinckley of the New York Daily News gave the show 2 out of 5 stars.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2013). "NBC New Series Pickups: Sean Hayes, DJ Nash, 'Crisis', 'About A Boy', 'Believe'". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New Season". The Futon Critic. June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rudolph, Christoper (May 10, 2013). "Sean Hayes To Star In 'Sean Saves The World,' As NBC Picks Up Gay Actor's New Sitcom". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Development Update: Wednesday, December 19". The Futon Critic. December 19, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Development Update: Tuesday, January 22". The Futon Critic. January 22, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 4, 2013). "Linda Lavin To Co-Star In NBC’s Sean Hayes Pilot, Ann Dowd Recurs On ‘Masters Of Sex’". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 6, 2013). "Dave Annable To Star In NBC’s ‘Joe, Joe & Jane’, Echo Kellum Joins Sean Hayes’ Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 18, 2013). "'Reno 911's' Thomas Lennon Joins NBC's Sean Hayes Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Development Update: Monday, February 25". The Futon Critic. February 25, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 26, 2013). "Exclusive: Lindsay Sloane Finds Happiness, Joins Sean Hayes' NBC Comedy Pilot". TV Line. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 8, 2013). "Amy Aquino To Co-Star In ABC’s ‘Divorce’, Seaton Smith Cast In NBC’s John Mulaney Project & More Pilot Castings". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; Rose, Lacey (May 9, 2013). "NBC Series Orders: 'Crisis,' 'Believe,' 'About a Boy,' Sean Hayes, D.J. Nash Comedies". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 13, 2013). "'Smash' Reunion: Megan Hilty to Co-Star in 'Sean Saves the World'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2013). "NBC’s ‘Sean Saves The World’ Gets Order For Five More Episodes". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://tvtickets.com/fmi/xsl/shows/browserecord.xsl?&Show=sean+saves
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 4, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Originals' Adjusted Up; 'Parks And Recreation', 'Welcome to the Family', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Michael J. Fox Show', & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 11, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The X Factor' & 'Glee' Adjusted Up; 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 18, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  19. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 25, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' and 'Scandal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 1, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Millers' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Sean Saves the World' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 8, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Elementary', 'Scandal', 'The Vampire Diaries', & 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'The Voice', 'The Millers', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Parenthood', & 'The Michael J Fox Show' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 15, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'The X Factor', 'Parks and Recreation', 'The Millers', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Glee', 'The Michael J. Fox Show' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  23. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy Adjusted Up; 'The X Factor', 'Reign' & 'Glee' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  24. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 13, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Sing-Off', 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland', 'The Millers', 'The Crazy Ones', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  25. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 6, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'The Taste' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  26. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 10, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Parks and Recreation' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Sean Saves the World: The Wrath of Sean". Zap2it. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Sean Saves the World: I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings". Zap2it. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  29. ^ Hinckley, David (October 3, 2013). "'Sean Saves the World': TV review". New York Daily News. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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