NBC's latest bright idea to combat modern technology is to go old school. The network is teaming up with frequent collaborator Sean Hayes and actor/writer Chris Moynihan for a new sitcom that would air live each week, Deadlinereports.
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...
Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC!
The network has set the premiere date for the comic's variety show The Maya Rudolph Show, which will debut on Monday, May 19 at 10/9c.
The Saturday Night Live vet will headline the prime-time variety show, which will feature guest stars...
Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers
NBC has enlisted some of its biggest stars and showrunners to help the network find undiscovered comedy talent. The campaign, dubbed the "NBC Comedy Playground," will ultimately lead to two winners who will then develop original series with an eye towards airing in summer 2015.
The "NBC Comedy Playground" advisory board includes...
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams
This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."
"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.
Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon
Apparently, Sean could not, in fact, save the world.
NBC has shut down production on Sean Saves the World several weeks before the show would have completed its freshman season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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The Sean Hayes-headlined comedy had...
Breaking Bad Ensemble
Breaking Bad, Modern Family and Dallas Buyers Club topped Saturday's 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, each with two trophies, while American Hustle continued to build momentum toward the Oscars.
Check out the SAGs fashion hits and misses
Breaking Bad won its first (and last) drama ensemble award, becoming the first drama since Mad Men four years ago ...
Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally
Jack and Karen are getting back together!
The Will & Grace reunion everyone has really been waiting for (Sorry, Debra and Eric!) is finally happening on...
Sean Saves the World
NBC has ordered five more episodes of Sean Saves the World, Deadline.com reports.
That brings the freshman comedy's first season to 18 episodes, four shy of the usual network 22-episode order. Despite boasting...
Sean Hayes and Bobby Lee
Liz (Megan Hilty) is playing matchmaker on Sean Saves the World! But does Sean (Sean Hayes) even want to be set up?
On Thursday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Sean tries to...