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...
With consistently dismal ratings since its debut earlier this month, Sean Hayes' new comedy Sean Saves the World is easily one of the new fall season's bubble shows, But according to Hayes, that's not the show's fault.
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14. Double Trouble Award: In the first episode of Welcome to the Family, the Yoder and Hernandez families are rocked by the news that their daughter and son, respectively, are going to have a baby together. And then just as the families get a grasp on that big news, grandma-to-be Caroline learns that she too is pregnant! Aw, mother-daughter bonding.
13. Saddest Change of Heart: On The Mindy Project, Pastor Casey, Mindy's fiancé, decides what he really wants to be is...
Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies
Did you sink your teeth into The Originals? Will you welcome The Millersand Welcome to the Family into your home? Did Sean Saves the Worldcapture your attention?
Now that these new series have premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you think of every new show this season!
Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?
Samantha Isler, Sean Hayes
This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.
One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between...