Sean Hayes Comedy Project Taking Shape at NBC — Subject Matter Revisits ‘Will & Grace’

Aug 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The NBC comedy project from former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is close to signing "Rescue Me’ co-creator Peter Tolan and his writing partner Michael Wimer, and has revealed its logline, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.

The show will track two men raising a 12-year-old, but rather than a buddy show like "Two and a Half Men," the two men will be a gay couple who are co-parenting.

The show would be the only one currently on TV focused on a gay couple, the story says. Shows such as “Glee” and "Modern Family," which includes a gay couple, have also helped gay portrayals make strides on TV, the story notes.

“Will & Grace,” which ran from 1998 to 2006 on NBC, is considered one of the most successful shows ever to feature gay principal characters.

Tolan will serve as writer and executive producer on the new show, which is produced by Universal Media Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Hayes’ development deal with NBC was announced earlier this month at the Television Critics Association press tour, as previously reported.

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