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Sean Hayes plays gay dad in new NBC sitcom

Sean Hayes plays gay dad in new NBC sitcom

As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters. The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay issues. In "Sean Saves the World," the openly gay Hayes stars as a divorced gay dad raising a teenage daughter (Sami Isler) with the aid of his overbearing mother (Linda Lavin). Judging by the trailer, the show will tread on conventional multi-camera sitcom ground, especially with that pushy laugh track. Still, it's nice to see Hayes step away from swishy stereotype Jack McFarland and offer a gay...