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'Sean Saves the World' star blames NBC for program's poor showing

We see what he's saying, but criticizing your network isn't a good idea unless you're 'The Simpsons'.

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We see what he's saying, but criticizing your network isn't a good idea unless you're 'The Simpsons'.

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October

While Sean Hayes' new sitcom Sean Saves the World is an eyelash away from being canned from NBC, the former Will & Grace star blames the network -- or rather, its miniscule market share -- for his show's lack of success. It doesn't sound like he'll be on much longer, if that's the case.

“To me, (the show) is working,” Hayes told TheTVPage.com. “It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is ‘how do you get viewers to NBC?’ NBC programs great shows, it just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does.”

The show averages about 3.4 million viewers per week, but still has been approved for at least four more episodes. NBC even bumped Parks & Recreation to get Sean and The Michael J. Fox Show some focus with some lead-ins from The Voice and a Saturday Night Live Halloween special (ironically setting in motion some potential bad returns from confused Parks fans).

Whether the show lasts through December is anyone's guess, but Hayes insists it has a shot.

“Even if I wasn’t on the show, it’d be the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now,” he said. “I watch it and go, ‘Well, this is really f–king funny.’ I wouldn’t change anything right now, I think it’s all working.” If only Nielsen agreed.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:14pm]

    

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