Following the halting of production on Sean Hayes’ brand new “post-gay” NBC comedy Sean Saves the World, HitFix is reporting there is a “99.999999 percent” chance the show is going to be cancelled entirely.
What’s worse, the show will likely air with an incomplete ending, as the final two episodes have not yet been shot. The show is currently on a scheduled hiatus until after the Olympics, and the remaining episodes “will likely air at some point.”
HitFix says the show only averaged 2.6 million viewers and brought in dismal ratings:
In its last original airing, “Sean Saves the World” averaged only 2.6 million viewers and did a woeful 0.7 rating among adults 18-49, but “Sean” wasn’t scheduled to air another new episode until late February after the Olympics.
The math goes like this: NBC had ordered 19 “Sean” episodes (including the pilot) and 15 were shot (again, including the pilot). As of last week, NBC had aired 13 episodes, which leaves two episodes, that will likely air at some point after the Olympics, but it’s unclear what that would actually mean.
“We like Sean Hayes’ show a lot,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. “Creatively, we think they’re good shows, and we’re really unhappy that we can’t find an audience for them in those time periods. So we’re going to still work hard to see what we can do on Thursday nights.”
Sean Hayes isn’t happy:
— Sean Hayes (@theseanhayes) January 29, 2014