For the second time this weekend, a newly picked-up NBC comedy pilot has lost its female lead.
Lindsay Sloane has departed the multi-camera Sean Saves The World, starring Sean Hayes. In the pilot episode, Sloane played former therapist Liz, Sean's long-time friend and co-worker.
Best known for his breakout role on NBC's Will & Grace, Hayes stars in the new series as a gay divorced father who goes overboard in his attempts to earn the title of #1 Dad when 14-year-old daughter Ellie (Sami Isler) moves in full-time. He must juggle his responsibilities when his demanding new boss (Thomas Lennon) insists that Sean and his team work longer hours. Ellie loves her dad, but doesn't mind seeing less of him. Linda Lavin also stars as Sean's overbearing mother Lorna.
While no official reason was given for Sloane's departure, insider speculation suggests the actress outshone her more famous co-star. Another unsubstantiated rumor is that the role could go to Parker Posey, who exited NBC pilot The Family Guide earlier this weekend. She played Jack's boss Dorleen in two episodes of Will & Grace and would seem to have good chemistry with Hayes.
Do you have any interest in Sean Saves The World, with or without Lindsay Sloane?