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Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (2013)

Seasons:
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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 36
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 28

Though Sean Hayes is a gifted comic actor, Sean Saves the World is a mostly conventional sitcom whose efforts to squeeze humor out of Hayes' frenzied antics are more tiresome than funny.

33

Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 12

Though Sean Hayes is a gifted comic actor, Sean Saves the World is a mostly conventional sitcom whose efforts to squeeze humor out of Hayes' frenzied antics are more tiresome than funny.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 19

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Season Info

A comedy centering on a divorced father trying to balance the demands of his life. His juggle struggle includes focusing on his successful career, dealing with his meddling mother and raising his teen daughter.

Network: NBC

Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 3, 2013

Pilot

A comedy centering on a divorced father trying to balance the demands of his life. In the premiere, his teen daughter moves in full time as he attempts to focus on his successful career and deal with his meddling mother.

2
Air date: Oct 10, 2013

Busted

"Busted," 10/10/2013: Sean's out of his league when his mom and his best friend Liz fight over who gets to take Ellie bra shopping.

3
Air date: Oct 17, 2013

Date Expectations

Sean goes on a blind date with a periodontist. At the same time, he worries about Ellie when she attends a party. Meanwhile, Max suspects that Sean has a crush on him.

4
Air date: Oct 24, 2013

Shut Your Parent Trap

"Shut Your Parent Trap," 10/24/2013: Sean brokers a date between his mom and Max's dad. Stacy Keach guest stars. HD Version

5
Air date: Oct 31, 2013

Nobody Puts Sean in a Corner

"Nobody Puts Sean in a Corner," 10/31/2013: When Lorna insults his dancing skills, Sean declares a war on the dance floor.

6
Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Sean Comes Clean

"Sean Comes Clean," 11/07/2013: Sean's white lie to Liz backfires, while Hunter teaches Max a lesson in how to charm the ladies. HD Version

7
Air date: Nov 14, 2013

The Good, the Bad and the Sean

Sean tries to be a tough parent to teach Ellie the importance of discipline.

8
Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Of Moles and Men

Sean does detective work to find a possible mole who's leaking company secrets to a competitor. Elsewhere, Ellie strikes up a friendship with an older girl from school.

9
Air date: Dec 12, 2013

Best Friends for Never

Sean gets a new best friend after discovering Liz keeps secrets. Meanwhile, Max makes a mistake and forces Hunter and Sean to resolve it.

10
Air date: Jan 2, 2014

Sean the Fabulous

'Sean The Fabulous'Sean The Fabulous: Sean tries to get more involved at Ellie's school. Liz and Hunter make an unsettling discovery when they become roommates. Max seeks a diversion.

11
Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Trapped in the Closet (Part 2)

"Trapped in the Closet (Part 2)," 01/09/2014: Sean and Max scheme to prevent their parents from hooking up. HD Version

12
Air date: Jan 16, 2014

The Wrath of Sean

Sean tangles with a man from his past, a supposed con artist who is slated to go into business with Max. Elsewhere, Lorna goes on a juice cleanse to shed pounds in a bid to best her old college rival.

13
Air date: Jan 23, 2014

I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings," 01/23/2014: Sean's plan for Lorna and Liz to bond backfires when they try to derail his reconnection with an old boyfriend. HD Version

14
Air date: Jul 10, 2014

The Joy of Ex

Sean's ex-wife Jill returns on a political campaign with her new partner, and both of them compete to see who Ellie will pick to live with.

15
Air date: Jul 17, 2014

The Dark Sean Rises

Sean meets up with Max's fencing coach, Liam, who secretly likes being a superhero.

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (28)

I made it through about 10 minutes before the extremely loud laugh track helped me decide this comedy wasn't worth saving.

October 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Buffalo News

Sean Saves the World has all the cast members needed to make a stellar show and yet somehow it doesn't quite work.

October 10, 2013 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Sadly, this version of Sean isn't likely to save anything.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Free Press

Don't be fooled by the show's overly ambitious title: This series can't save itself, let alone the world.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

So-so sitcom laughs too hard at its own jokes; sexy humor.

October 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Every season, there's always one show that is just so downright terrible that we struggle to figure out how it made it to the final fall schedule. This year, Sean Saves the World is that show.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

Saving the world seems like too big a goal for poor Sean Hayes. He needs to start with saving this dreadful show, and that may be an impossible task.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

[Hayes is] so high-energy, which is a stark contrast to the rest of the cast, who all seem to have taken a class in delivery from Aubrey Plaza.

October 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Mugs through a hackneyed set-up...

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Bloomberg News
Bloomberg News

Sean Saves the World is a classic sitcom, yet avoids the tired sitcom tropes with a talented cast led by Hayes.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

The problem is that Sean being gay is the only modern contrivance in a show that otherwise feels familiar and somewhat old-fashioned.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

The bad news is that Hayes isn't so much gay as he is neutered. And Sean Saves the World has the archaic look and feel of an '80s show.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer

For better or worse, Sean Saves the World is exactly what he wants it to be -- an old school, joke-loaded, histrionic showcase for himself.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
Uncle Barky

When everyone's over the top, it gets exhausting.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

There's a couple smiles here and there but no real laughs and the characters just aren't memorable enough to last long enough for you to program the show in your DVR.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

None of it seems even vaguely real - it looks like actors on a soundstage saying weak lines in front of a hyped-up studio audience.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

Sean Hayes engages in a style of forced slapstick that feels less like his Will & Grace "Just Jack" glory days and more like he's "just desperate" for laughs.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Sean Saves the World actually left this viewer depressed about the health of network comedy.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

Tom Lennon interjects what weird energy he can as Sean's new boss, but there's only so much he can lift the proceedings around him.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: HitFix

Sean is an older but only slightly more down-to-earth version of Jack, the impishly self-centered gay man Mr. Hayes played so well on Will & Grace, and that gives this otherwise commonplace sitcom its zest.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Sean Saves the World, starring Sean Hayes as a single gay father, is remarkably familiar.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

The fact that nobody's calling this show a milestone is the best evidence that it really is.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald

Since gay characters are everywhere in TV comedy, even this twist feels stale.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Media Life
Media Life

There are actors who appear on TV - and then there are actors who were made for TV. Add Sean Hayes to that rarefied latter group.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

This sitcom's cast always knows exactly where each laugh is, but never makes too big a deal of going after them.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture

Sean Saves the World has a good heart but could use a little saving itself.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

Sean pretty much saves nothing.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

Sean Saves the World isn't terrible, it just isn't very good.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

Watching Hayes play off Lennon's ridiculous personality as boss man Max is incredibly entertaining

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Sean Hayes can't save his own show, which is predictable, pointless and littered with lame jokes.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

[It] continually mistakes frantic for funny.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

The new multicamera comedy... takes full advantage of Hayes' manic style and skilled comic timing.

October 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Associated Press
Associated Press

The bad thing about that for the show is that we're often happier to see the supporting characters onscreen than we are Sean, who is funny from time to time but whose constant state of frenzy gets tiresome.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

While Hayes might represent another link to NBC's "Must-See TV" days, there's simply precious little here worth seeing.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

When Burrows focuses his camera on the family, particularly the rich relationship between Hayes and Lavin, it actually soars. But the show's strange insistence on spending half of its time at the office rankles.

September 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland

Nothing about Sean Saves the World is off-putting, but not much about it is welcoming either.

September 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

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