Following up on the success it has had with live broadcasts, NBC is working on a live comedy that would also include live commercials, with the project coming from Sean Hayes’ Hazy Mills Productions banner, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Called “Hospitality,” the comedy would air live every week and focus on the staff of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Chris Moynihan of “Man Up” is writing.
The story reports: “The comedy marks NBC’s latest attempt to DVR-proof its programming by offering live fare, which includes its veteran ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The push comes after the network found ratings gold in its live broadcast of ‘The Sound of Music,’ with its ‘Peter Pan’ follow-up already generating heavy interest ahead of its likely December bow.”
Hayes has been a stalwart of NBC’s comedy lineup, notably in his Emmy-winning role as Jack McFarland on “Will & Grace.” His fall 2013 NBC comedy effort “Sean Saves the World,” however, failed to draw viewers and was canceled before the completion of its first season.