'Sean Saves The World' can't save female lead

Lindsay SloaneFor 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?

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Written by: Chrononaut
May 12th, 2013, 1:52 pm

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Message Posted On Dec 2nd, 2013, 3:49 am
Sean Patrick Hayes is my "TV husband," and while he and I have never met, I am honor-bound to tell you that he is seriously HOT and cute! Don't be haters, just love him like I do. Until we meet, he might never realize I exist. Everyone needs to see "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" movie as that film made him a better known actor so he would become "Just Jack." Sean, I love/lust you! bye B (your husband).

Message Posted On May 12th, 2013, 8:39 pm
No. This has suck written all over it. And I think Sean Hayes is great,so...why does he have to play gay? The gay thing as we learned with partners and the new normal is over.

Message Posted On May 12th, 2013, 4:15 pm
If Sean Hayes plays any sort of character resembling his past roles, I suspect this new comedy will be relegated to the category of "stupid comedies". An example of a "stupid comedy" is Cougars where the actors are over-the-top. Sean Hayes is known to play that type of exaggerated, silly role. As such, this will be a hit with the US audience.
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