Sean may have saved the world, but he couldn’t save his own show. NBC has halted production on the freshman comedy Sean Saves the World, even though it still had an order in for five more episodes.
NBC requested a total of 18 episodes – 13 of which have already aired – of the comedy that stars Sean Hayes as a divorced gay dad. Two of the remaining five have already been shot. It’s unclear whether they will ever air.
At the Television Critics Tour earlier this month in Pasadena, CA., Sean Saves the World along with the other low-rated comedy The Michael J. Fox Show were notably absent from the network’s prime-time lineup hype reel. Most recently, the two comedies only earned a mere .7 rating in 18-49 during a special showing on Jan. 23.
No word yet, however, on the fate on MJF’s comedy.
An SNL Sports Spectacular was already scheduled to preempt NBC’s Thursday lineup this week.