‘Will & Grace’ star Sean Hayes joins NBC comedy, will also produce game show

By Daniel S Levine,

Emmy-winning actor Sean Hayes is busy with NBC these days. The former Will & Grace star has signed on to star in a new NBC sitcom as well as produce a game show for the network.

On Tuesday, Deadline reported that Hayes is executive producing Hollywood Game Night, which NBC has ordered eight episodes of. The show is apparently inspired by the real “game nights” that he hosts at his home. Average contestants will have a party with a group of celebrities, competing for cash prizes. All of them win the memory of having spent time with a celebrity.

According to TV Guide, Hayes will also executive produce and star in a project from Better Off Ted writer Victor Fresco.

In the currently untitled series, Hayes will star as the father of a 14-year-old daughter who suddenly moves in with him. He has to balance his new life with his daughter with his new temperamental boss at work.

Fresco, Hayes and Todd Milliner will executive produce the project from Universal TV and Hayes and Milliner’s Hazy Mills.

Since Will & Grace ended six years ago, Hayes has gone on to be a successful producer, helping NBC’s Grimm and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland getting off the ground. He also recently appeared in NBC’s Up All Night.

Last year, Hayes worked with Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan on a project that never aired.



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