NBC Cancels 'Sean Saves the World'


NBC Cancels 'Sean Saves the World'


Ask not for whom the bell tolls Sean Hayes; it tolls for thee. Or at least for your sitcom.

After a half season's worth of ever dwindling ratings (the most recent episode drew a measly 0.7 demo and just over two and a half million viewers), NBC has opted to halt production on 'Sean Saves the World' and remove it from the network's Thursday schedule.

'Sean's initial order was for the standard 13 episodes, and the sitcom was granted five more installments back in November, bringing its first season order to 18 episodes. Well, technically 19, counting the original pilot episode. Thirteen of those 19 have aired so far, with two more completed episodes already in the can. NBC has indicated that they plan to burn those off sometime after the Sochi Winter Olympics wrap up. What day of the week they'll choose to do that on is anybody's guess.

The next logical question to ask here is where this leaves 'Sean's lead-out 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' Both shows were attempts by NBC to right their flagging Thursday night ship by airing comedies starring established sitcom stars, and both shows have done equally as bad in the ratings. I see no possible way that a show drawing 0.8s will get renewed, so my prediction is that NBC waits for 'MJF' to finish its 22 episode season, then drops the ax. Contractually, they can't remove it from the schedule, as Fox only agreed to come onboard if NBC committed to airing a full first season.

If nothing else, the epic failures of 'Sean' and 'Fox' should serve as beacons of hope for 'Community' fans. NBC won't cancel all of its comedies at once, and 'Community' at least draws 1.2s.

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Written by: msd85
Jan 28th, 2014, 7:24 pm

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Message Posted On Apr 23rd, 2014, 6:41 pm

If I have told you all once, I have told you a thousand times, never say you like a show. If you like a show and the dickheads in charge find out, you can bet your pension that they will find some way to kill it. So remember that the next fun show to come along that entertains us all, watch it but don't tell the WEB you like it. That way we might get a couple of seasons out of it.

Use "See Dad Run" as an example, everyone baged it in the first season and then liked it in the second and now it's been cancled too.

So remember, good is bad (or just OK) and bad is crap (or worse)  ;-)


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Message Posted On Jan 29th, 2014, 4:57 pm

Out of touch as ever, I really liked this and found every episode very funny. Strong cast, well written and Ok so it's the same "joke" every week  but there were some great moments, the birds being in his apartment .. oh well, totally out of touch it is, I'll make a great critic one day.


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Message Posted On Jan 29th, 2014, 12:39 am

I think it got away from the original concept... It was supose to be about a man who just relised he was gay and just recently divorced and hving to rasie a teenage daughter alone... It turned out a spinoff of Will and Grace, with a less ineresting Jack and without Karen!!


Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2014, 8:00 pm
I believe cancellation allowed Sean to save the world. Hopefully this will be a trend and yet more crappy television will suffer world saving cancellation.

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Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2014, 7:54 pm
That's ironic isn't it? He wanted to save the world, but nobody could save him ;)
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