Sean may be able to metaphorically save the world, but it doesn’t look like he will be able to save the show from the reject bin.
The freshman comedy has struggled in the ratings since it launched in fall 2013 and Sean’s previous comments about the network won’t have helped, either.
Speaking about the news, Sean Hayes who portrays the main role of Sean on the sitcom wrote on Twitter: “Thanks to @SeanSavesWorld actors & crew @NBC for a wonderful opportunity.
“Looking forward to Obama’s minimum wage increase to $10/hr”.
Hayes went on to add that he has “never laughed harder” than he did on the set of the sitcom. I have to admit that from seeing the whole series thus far, there have been a number of funny moments, but the ratings just didn’t reflect.
Co-star Megan Hilty also wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the kind words about the cancellation of #SSTW. I’m a lucky lade to have gotten to work with such an incredible cast & crew!”
Sean Saves the World focuses on Sean who is a divorced gay father of one. He’s trying to juggle a hectic work schedule, trying to hold down some sort of relationship although it doesn’t look like it’s ever going to happen and he’s also trying to deal with his insufferable mother!
Previously speaking about the network, Hayes said: “To me, [the show] is working. 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.”
Hayes continued: “Even if I wasn’t on the show, it’d be the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now. 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”.
In total, NBC initially ordered 13 episodes of the freshman comedy before ordering an additional 5 episodes.
13 episodes have aired so far and an additional two new episodes will air after the Winter Olympics.