There is no saving ‘Sean Saves the World’, NBC chooses to cancel
In the end Sean will not be saving the world, the character couldn’t even save his show. NBC has confirmed that the network will be canceling the freshman series, starring Sean Hayes as a gay single-father. The company has picked up five episodes, bringing the total to 18. Of that total, 14 have been filmed and 12 of them have already been shown.
The show is expected to air the remaining episodes after the Winter Olympics, Universal Television comedy has shut down production on the set. The new series had trouble since the first episode, hitting a series opener with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and just over 4 million viewers, the premiere wasn’t exactly a slam-dunk for the network. After the show premiere the network moved it to 9:30 p.m. and since then it dropped to just a 0.7 in their demo and bottomed out with a 2.6 million viewership.
This isn’t the end For Hayes of course, the popular comedic actor still has Hazy Mills production which has Grimm viewers flocking to NBC. Also returning from the production company is Hollywood Game Night. NBC also recently canceled fellow comedy “Welcome to the Family,” which wasn’t welcomed with viewers and only aired a few episodes before the axe.