Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes won't be away from the small screen for long.

The Will & Grace alum, whose comedy Sean Saves the World was axed by NBC last season, has joined the cast of The Millers as a series regular, CBS announced Tuesday.

Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol's (Margo Martindale) new best friend and a source of friction for Carol's son Nathan (Will Arnett).

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"After years of being a fan and hearing from others how wonderful he is to work with, I couldn't be more excited about Sean Hayes joining The Millers," executive producer Greg Garcia said in a statement. "The thought of he and Margo Martindale as BFFs makes me smile every time I think about it. We're only just getting started, and writing this season's stories has been a blast."

The Emmy winner will first appear in the Season 2 premiere.

The Millers returns Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.

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