Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sean Hayes to Play Gay Dad on NBC Sitcom

Some good news from NBC Programming Chair Robert Greenblatt confirming that former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is in talks to return to TV in a new comedy for the network. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the series will have Hayes starring as a gay man who is raising a 12 year old boy with his partner. “Rescue Me” co-creator Peter Tolan & his creative partner Michael Wimer are currently in talks to come on board the series, with Tolan serving as writer & executive-producer. It’s unclear when this show will appear. Hopefully it will reach audiences in 2012. Hayes won an Emmy in for playing Jack on "Will & Grace." Hayes is also an executive producer of NBC's new drama "Grimm" & TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland." Updates to Come…:)
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Anonymous Chris Eggertsen said...

I'm glad that Hayes is going this direction with the series, particularly since he's one of the few TV actors with the cache to get a show revolving around two gay fathers actually produced on a broadcast network. Although Glee and Modern Family have gone a long way in increasing the visibility of gay characters on television, as noted by EW, putting the central focus on a gay couple is unprecedented on broadcast TV. Plaudits must also go to Greenblatt, the first openly-gay network head who doubtless played a major role in moving forward with the project.

August 16, 2011 at 6:53 AM  

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