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October 2, 2013

'It's a much more grounded, real person than the other character I played on Will & Grace'

Don't expect to see the second coming of Jack Mcfarland if you tune in to Sean Hayes' new sitcom when it premieres on Thursday (4 October).

The Emmy Award-winning actor is playing gay again on NBC's Sean Saves the World, his first series since Will & Grace left the air in 2006. But his new TV character will not be near as over-the-top as his Will & Grace alter ego was for eight seasons.

July 30, 2013

'I was waiting for myself to be okay with going back to TV'

Since Will & Grace went off the air in 2006 after eight seasons, Sean Hayes did not seem to be in any kind of rush to land another series.

Instead, he did such films as The Bucket List, Soul Men and The Three Stooges and conquered Broadway in the musical Promises, Promises for which he earned a Tony Award nomination.

But he will finally return to series television this fall as the lead in NBC's Sean Saves the World playing a gay man juggling raising a teenaged daughter with his demanding job and dealing with an outspoken mother.

July 28, 2013

Creator and star of the new show Sean Saves the World are not looking to create a gay comedy

Out actor Sean Hayes describes the sexuality of the character in his upcoming television show as incidental.

Hayes and the creator of Sean Saves the World, Victor Fresco, spoke at the Television Critics Association conference yesterday (27 July).

April 12, 2012

'It's 2012, you can say the word 'gay''

For eight years on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, Sean Hayes played the hilarious gay character of Jack McFarland to such perfection that he won an Emmy and was nominated for six others.

During the show's long run, Hayes declined to discuss the fact that in real life, he is also gay. But that changed two years ago when in an interview with The Advocate, he talked about being gay and insisted that he had never tried to hide that fact.

April 12, 2012

'It's 2012, you can say the word 'gay''

For eight years on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, Sean Hayes played the hilarious gay character of Jack McFarland to such perfection that he won an Emmy and was nominated for six others.

During the show's long run, Hayes declined to discuss the fact that in real life, he is also gay. But that changed two years ago when in an interview with The Advocate, he talked about being gay and insisted that he had never tried to hide that fact.