‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty is singing a different tune today now that she has landed herself a great new role on primetime NBC for next season. Hilty’s NBC series, ‘Smash’, was cancelled last month after two seasons on the air but the actress has picked herself up, dusted off her boots and is right back in the game. ‘Smash’ was Hilty’s first series regular role after numerous guest spots and arcs on television since 2007.
Hilty has been cast to star alongside Sean Hayes, who had a multi-episode arc on ‘Smash’ in season two, in his new comedy series ‘Sean Saves The World’. The series will centre on a man (Hayes) who is struggling to learn the ropes of parenthood when his teenage daughter moves in with him. At the same time, he is dealing with problems at work stemming from a less than cooperative boss (Thomas Lennon). Hilty will be filling the role of Sean’s (Hayes) best friend Liz on the comedy; a spot which was originally filled by actress Lindsay Sloan. Liz is a former therapist who also happens to work alongside Sean.
‘Sean Saves The World’ will be joining the NBC Thursday lineup this fall in the 9pm timeslot. Do you think Hilty will be a better fit for the role of Liz, or do you wish that Lindsay Sloan would have stayed on the comedy?