A new sitcom staring Sean Hayes, best-known for his role as Jack McFarland in the still popular Will & Grace, has finally been given the green light.

On Thursday NBC, which was the network behind Will & Grace, confirmed that it had ordered the new series, called Sean Saves The World.

Hayes will play a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot; his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna, and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler).

His life is made even more complicated when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in with him full-time.

The show’s synopsis adds: “From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless “advice” to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it’s Sean.”

Commenting on Twitter, Hayes said: “Thanks, everyone for the well-wishes on the pick up of my new show for NBC ヨ Sean Saves The World.  We are thrilled and can’t wait.”

Hayes (42) came out as gay in March 2010, telling The Advocate magazine that he had never tried to hide the truth about his sexuality.

“You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be. And if you don’t know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life?” he said.

Hayes won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards and one American Comedy Award and received six Golden Globe nominations for his work on Will & Grace.

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