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Sean Hayes Defends His New Sitcom Against Critics Who Say It Isn’t Funny

"Will & Grace" 100th Episode CelebrationEven if I wasn’t on the show, it’d be the funniest sitcom, to me, on the air right now. I watch it and go, ‘Well, this is really f–king funny.’ I wouldn’t change anything right now, I think it’s all working…Will & Grace got those [mixed reviews]. Big Bang Theory got those. Friends got those. They all did. Seinfeld got horrible reviews… I think critics like to associate themselves with cool, hip things and multi-cams feel retro to them. To me, whatever’s funny is funny. So if they don’t think it’s funny, that’s one thing. But I think they get nervous because they want their name on something new and hip and cool, and a lot of times they associate that with single-cam shows because those are the du jour format. This format isn’t that so they get scared.”

 

Actor Sean Hayes speaking with The TV Page about mixed reviews and low ratings that greeted his new NBC sitcom Sean Saves The World