TV: Megan Hilty to co-star in new Sean Hayes NBC comedy

By Meryl Gottlieb|| @buzzlightmeryl
Sean Saves the World will air in the fall on NBC Thursdays at 9 p.m.


About one month since Smash has been cancelled, Megan Hilty has landed another series regular position on an NBC show.

According to TVLine, Hilty will star alongside Smash co-star Sean Hayes in his new show Sean Saves the World. Hilty will play Liz, the best friend and co-worker of Hayes’ character. Lindsay Sloane was originally set in the role, but she left the project shortly after it was greenlit by NBC.

The show follows Hayes trying to figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who has just moved in, while also appeasing a temperamental new boss.

Hilty joins a cast including Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum, Thomas Lennon, Samantha Isler and Vik Sahay.

To learn more about the show and watch the official trailer click here.

Personally, I was hoping she would quickly return to the Broadway stage once the horror of Smash had been laid to rest. However, she shines in almost everything she does — I mean she was even good in Smash, which is saying something.

Sure, the plot seems a bit one-dimensional and weak, but here’s hoping the shining talents of Hayes and Hilty will prove it is worth our time and that it will not just consist of jokes about Hayes’ sexuality and the fact that he has a daughter.

Keep your fingers crossed that Hilty didn’t sign onto a train wreck this time!

What are your thoughts on Hilty’s new career route? What other shows are you excited to see this fall? Let me know @buzzlightmeryl


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