Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)

Season 1
Sean Saves the World

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 22
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Air date: Oct 3, 2013
Air date: Oct 10, 2013
Air date: Oct 17, 2013
Air date: Oct 24, 2013
Air date: Oct 31, 2013
Air date: Nov 7, 2013
Air date: Nov 14, 2013
Air date: Nov 21, 2013
Air date: Dec 12, 2013
Air date: Jan 2, 2014
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The first and sole season of this sitcom follows the life of Sean Harrison (Sean Hayes), a divorced gay man whose world is flipped upside down when his 14-year-old daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler), suddenly moves in with him on a full-time basis. Sean must learn to balance his demanding career and ambitions with building a relationship with Ellie, all while trying to keep his overbearing mother, Lorna (Linda Lavin), at bay. Sean's work life and personal life are closely interconnected, with his friends and co-workers being one and the same. His best friend, Liz (Megan Hilty), often provides support and care to Sean and Ellie in their daily lives, which can be a source of jealousy for Lorna who loves to coddle her son and granddaughter. Sean's boss, Max (Thomas Lennon), and fellow co-worker Hunter (Echo Kellum), are constantly getting involved in all sorts of wacky situations. Sean also finds himself at the center of comical plotlines, including blind dates, entering a ballroom dance competition with his mother, and pretending that his dry cleaner is his boyfriend. Portia de Rossi, Guy Pearce and Craig Ferguson make guest appearances.

Critic Reviews for Sean Saves the World Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (18)

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

Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sean pretty much saves nothing.

Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

Oct 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 2, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

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

Oct 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sean Saves the World: Season 1

  • Jan 30, 2014
    Wasn't too bad was funny at times. I especially found that Sean's boss was pretty funny, just an average show though and it has already been cancelled
  • Jan 09, 2014
    should be cancelled....

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