Sean Hayes Explains Why His New Series Is Flopping -- and It May Not Sit Well With NBC TheTVPage
Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes, whose new NBC comedy series "Sean Saves the World" is struggling to find an audience, has a theory about why his show isn't pulling viewers. TheTVPage reports that Hayes puts the blame on NBC.
The comedy, which averages about 3.4 million viewers, isn't likely to make it to a second season, the story notes. But Hayes told the publication he thinks the show is "working."
He added, "It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room, which is, ‘How do you get viewers to NBC?’ NBC programs great shows, it just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does.”
He also insisted that he and executives at NBC are "confident" about the comedy, which stars Hayes as a divorced, gay dad who is raising his teenage daughter.
“Even if I wasn’t on the show, it’d be the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now,” he told the publication. “I watch it and go, ‘Well, this is really f--king funny.’ I wouldn’t change anything right now, I think it’s all working.”