Sean Hayes Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes could be returning full time to primetime next season. The Will & Grace alum has signed on to executive produce and star in a new NBC sitcom project from writer Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted).

In the untitled script, Hayes would play the father of a 14-year-old girl who has just moved in. Together, the newly minted dad and daughter must learn how to deal with one another, while Hayes' character also adjusts to a new temperamental boss at work.

Fresco, Hayes and Todd Milliner will executive produce the comedy, which comes from Universal TV and Hazy Mills, the production company run by Hayes and Milliner.

Six years after Will & Grace ended its run, Hayes has become a hugely successful TV producer, helping put shows like Grimm and Hot in Cleveland on the air. But the actor has also been looking to return in front of the camera full time.

Last season, he worked on a comedy from Peter Tolan that ultimately didn't make it to air. "Sean is a good friend and I think it's time he came back," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said last year while announcing his intention to return Hayes in front of the camera. Most recently, Hayes has guest starred this season on several episodes of Up All Night.

It's been a big week for Hayes at NBC, which also just picked up the star's hour-long game show series Hollywood Game Night. As for Fresco, the producer's other credits include Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!