Emmy award-winning actor Sean Hayes is set to return to the small screen headlining a new comedy series being developed by NBC, reports website TV Line.
During the Television Critics Association today, NBC honcho Bob Greenblatt announced he's signed a development deal with Hayes to star in a half-hour comedy for the 2012–13 TV season. No further details on the series have yet been announced.
Hayes is best-known for his iconic portrayal of Will & Grace's manic Jack McFarland, which garnered the actor an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy, four awards from the Screen Actors Guild, among numerous other honors. Besides appearances in several motion pictures including the upcoming big screen take on The Three Stooges, Hayes appeared in the 2010 hit Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises, for which he received a Tony award nomination. This year he received another Emmy nomination for hosting the Tony Awards last year. Hayes is also a producer of the forthcoming fairy tale-inspired crime series Grimm.
The new show will mark Hayes's first return to acting on a prime time recurring series since Will & Grace ended its eight-year run in 2006.