It’s become all too easy to make NBC the scapegoat when your show on the network doesn’t succeed (and it’s likely partly true), but in the case of Sean Hayes and his comeback vehicle “Sean Saves the World,” is it completely accurate?
Hayes’ show has struggled in the ratings since its premiere earlier this month, but according to the star, it’s not how or the show’s fault. “To me, [the show] is working,” he tells TheTVPage.com. “It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is, ‘How do you get viewers to NBC?’ NBC programs great shows, it just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does.”
While it’s true that the network’s entire Thursday night comedy lineup has stumbled out of the gate this season, Hayes seems to discount the success of “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” in his attempts to save face.
The actor finds no fault in the material he’s involved with, continuing, “Even 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***ing funny.’ I wouldn’t change anything right now. I think it’s all working.”
Do you think Hayes is placing blame in the wrong place? Or is it all just NBC’s fault?