NBC Cancels Gay Sitcom Sean Saves the World

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com January 29 2014 1:26 PM ET

Fans of NBC’s Sean Saves the World couldn’t save the series from cancellation. The network has officially given the sitcom the ax, citing poor ratings as the reason for the show’s demise, reports Deadline.

Production on the series has ended with only 14 of the show’s 18-episode order having been shot. Only 12 episodes have aired to date, and NBC officials are unsure whether or not the remaining two completed episodes will be broadcast. They plan to make a decision after coverage of the Winter Olympics wraps up.

Sean Saves the World attempted to showcase the diversity of single LGBT parents and starred out actor Sean Hayes as a divorced gay father working to balance his career and the needs of his 14-year old daughter and overbearing mother. However, the series struggled to find an audience, bringing in a 0.7 rating in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic with its most recent episode.

NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt had told the Television Critics Association last week that he liked the program, saying it was “a good show” and that network execs were “really unhappy that we can’t find an audience.”