NBC has decided not to go forward with Sean Hayes rookie comedy “Sean Saves the World,” which has stopped production and effectively been cancelled.
The show, which stars Hayes as a divorced gay father of a 14-year-old girl, has struggled in the ratings from the outset. In its most recent airing, last Thursday, “Sean Saves the World” pulled a 0.7 rating/2 share and 2.58 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.
“Sean,” whose first-season order was extended to 18 episodes late last fall, has aired 12 of its 14 completed episodes. NBC will air a “Saturday Night Live” clip show in its timeslot this week, and the Winter Olympics will gobble up the night the following three weeks.
This the second first-year NBC Thursday half-hour to be canceled this season, following “Welcome to the Family,” which aired just three times on the night in the fall.