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Jeez, you haven't left the couch in over two weeks? You've used an empty family size container of Red Vines as a bathroom? You're pay the Chinese food delivery man extra to bring the food directly into your living room? All this because you're trying to watch every single new fall show? Well if you've been reading our series of helpful guides to figure out what you should and shouldn't watch, then maybe you would have time to meet your Chinese food delivery person at the door like a normal person who can't cook. Let's get you on the road to recovery with this latest edition of Hey TV.com, Get Me Off of This Couch! Today, we're discussing Sean Saves the World.


Sean Saves the World... so it's a show about a guy named Dave?

No! This half-hour multi-camera comedy about a guy named Sean, you dope! But it's also not about a guy saving the world, unless you're NBC and your world is your Thursday-night comedy block. This Sean guy is a recently divorced dad who also happens to be gay. When his teenage daughter moves in with him full-time, he must accept the challenge of balancing work and life that so many sitcom stars before him have also had to face.


Who plays Sean and who created it?

Sean is played by Will & Grace's Sean Hayes, who has signed some sort of superdeal with NBC to produce and star in just about anything he wants for the network, even if it's just a bunch of famous people playing board games. Linda Lavin (Alice) plays Sean's overbearing mom, Sami Isler plays Sean's daughter, Thomas Lennon (The StateReno 911!) plays Sean's boss, Megan Hilty (Smash) and Echo Kellum (Ben & Kate) play Sean's friends, and Vik Sahay (Chuck) plays Sean's coworker. Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) created the series.


When does Sean start saving the world?

Sean Saves the World premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9pm on NBC. It's sandwiched between two other new shows, Welcome to the Family and The Michael J. Fox Show, joining the latter to create a one-hour block full of faces you might remember. It will air against ABC's Grey's Anatomy, CBS's The Crazy Ones, Fox's Glee, and The CW's Reign


What other shows remind you of Sean Saves the World?

This is a throwback to late-'90s and early-'00s multi-camera sitcoms, right down to the rambunctious laugh track. But the single gay dad thing modernizes it for today's audiences.


What's good about Sean Saves the World?

Thomas Lennon is his usual funny self. And it's about a gay guy, so this is progress.


What's not so good about Sean Saves the World?

Yeesh. Everything else, pretty much. Sean Saves the World, despite being somewhat progressive in featuring a gay lead, is horrendously dated. The entire show looks like it stepped out of 1995, and the jokes in it were probably rejected from other shows that aired back then. Poor Sean Hayes is reduced to spouting terrible punchlines, but as one of the show's producers, he deserves a lot of the blame for that. And OH MY GOD the laugh track will make you want to commit suicide.


So, I get the feeling you're saying I shouldn't watch this...

You are correct, sir/madam. Skip this one as hard as you can and don't ever look back.


You got a trailer for me?

Yes. But really, you should skip this, too.


Sean Saves the World premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9pm on NBC.


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 7/17/2014

Season 1 : Episode 15

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Sean Hayes is hilarious! Pilot episodes are never a favorite of mine so I'll stick around for 2-3 weeks and see how it actually turns out. Partners & The New Normal were cancelled... I hope this one (If its good) sticks around. :)
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I like the cast, I hate the trailers. Just like The Millers, I think I'm out.
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But if it didn't have a laugh track, how would we know if it's funny?
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It doesn't look very good, and I am already sick to death of the gay-man/woman-with-a-daughter/son thing...
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yeah, I also am sick of shows that have value and family relationships. o_O?
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I don't know why comparing sitcoms to those of the mid-nineties is necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it may point out that they are a little dated, but the mid-nineties was dominated by a series of strong sitcoms.

I have a soft spot for them myself, and since Sean Hayes is a reminder of Will & Grace, I may check this out. It being from the creator of Better Off Ted is promising too.
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"Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) created the series."

That's sad, since he was able to do much better things there than he did here, obviously.

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Will the multi-cam sitcom ever die? I honestly cannot remember the last one I liked.
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The Big Bang Theory?
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couldn't stand him in will and Grace, wont bother with this now, besides the Crazy ones and MJF show are pretty good
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Nope. Not even going to give this a chance. Sorry, NBC. Wait, what am I doing? NBC is the one who should be apologizing to me!

This show just looks, as you said, horribly outdated. If I decide to waste half an hour on watching TV, which I do often, I won't watch something that has been done so many time already over the last 20 years.
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Ugh, I like that the show is employing many satellite players whom I've enjoyed a lot in other shows. I'm sorry that they've apparently signed on to a dud. And for me, a very little bit of Sean Hayes goes a looooooong way. I may watch the pilot but I can't see becoming a regular viewer of it.
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Oh god, that trailer is horrendous. Was he wearing the same shirt for the whole trailer, or is that trailer all scenes from the pilot?
Poor Sean Hayes, he used to be funny.
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I could have written that preview without ever having seen the show - whoch I never will. Say, this would make for some excellent torture...
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