Sean Hayes of ‘Will & Grace’ to Star in New NBC Sitcom

Dec 20, 2012  •  Post A Comment

“Will & Grace” alum Sean Hayes is adding to his slate of NBC projects. Just days after getting the go-ahead for his new game show “Hollywood Game Night,” Hayes has agreed to star in and executive produce a new sitcom for the network, TV Guide reports.

The project comes from “Better Off Ted’s” Victor Fresco.

“In the untitled script, Hayes would play the father of a 14-year-old girl who has just moved in,” the story reports. “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.”

The show will be executive produced by Fresco, Hayes and Todd Milliner, and produced by Universal TV and Hazy Mills, the production company overseen by Hayes and Milliner.

The piece notes: “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.”

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt indicated last year that he wanted to put Hayes in front of the cameras again. Greenblatt said at the time: "Sean is a good friend and I think it’s time he came back."

Hayes has made some recent guest appearances on “Up All Night.”

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