NBC has pulled the plug on a series that has struggled to gain ratings traction this season. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network canceled the new comedy “Sean Saves the World."
The show stars Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace" as a gay single father.
The network had ordered five additional episodes beyond its initial order of 13, bringing the show’s total to 18 installments. So far, 14 have been filmed and 12 have aired on the network.
As for the remaining episodes, NBC might broadcast the two completed episodes after the Winter Olympics, but the four unfilmed episodes won’t be produced, the story says. Production on the show has been shut down.
The show “had an uphill ratings battle from the start,” the piece notes. Starting with a so-so 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, that declined to just 0.7 for the most recent episode.
“Sean Saves the World” is the second comedy cancellation for NBC this season, following “Welcome to the Family,” which was pulled after only a few episodes.