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"Sean Saves The World" (NBC)
Biggest Flaw: Sean Hayes. Look, if you like the "Will & Grace" star, you probably also liked his arc on "Smash" and you'll probably love him in everything he does and you'll probably love him in this, so no suggestion of a flaw would be meaningful to you. If you don't, then you probably aren't bothering to watch, so no suggestion of improvement would make things better for you.
Our Helpful Solution: Series creator Victor Fresco is a master of workplace comedy and the workplace aspects of "Sean Saves The World" work much, much better than the domestic aspects. The workplace stuff features genuinely funny work from Thomas Lennon, surprisingly adroit elevation of mediocre material from Echo Kellum and the perfectly appealing Megan Hilty. It's possible that even with Sean Hayes as leading man, an entirely workplace version of "Sean Saves The World" might be a really funny take on the brick-and-mortar world behind a really nebulous online commerce entity. Sean's mother could come and visit occasionally, but I'd push the proportions to 85-15 work/home, rather than something closer to 30-70 the wrong way. Or they could just add Heather Locklear as a sexy rival to Thomas Lennon's character.