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NBC Pulling the Plug on ‘Sean Saves the World’

The Sean Hayes-fronted half-hour has struggled alongside 'The Michael J. Fox Show' on the network's Thursday night schedule

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 in adults 18-49 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 cancelled this season, following “Welcome to the Family,” which aired just three times on the night in the fall.

The third new comedy NBC bowed on Thursday in the fall, “The Michael J. Fox Show,” has similarly struggled but may stick around a while longer because it had received a 22-episode order. It’s unclear if it, or the un-aired episodes of “Sean Saves the World,” will air in Thursday’s 9 o’clock-hour post-Olympics.

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