And now for some rather Smash-ing news: Megan Hilty has landed a series regular role opposite her former Smash co-star Sean Hayes in his new NBC comedy Sean Saves the World, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Hilty will play Liz, the BFF and co-worker of Hayes’ character — the role originally portrayed by Lindsay Sloane, who left the project shortly after it was greenlit by NBC.
The multi-cam sitcom, which will air Thursdays at 9/8c, finds Hayes attempting to both parent the teenage daughter who just moved in and appease a temperamental new boss. (Watch the trailer.) The cast also includes Linda Lavin (Alice), Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Samantha Isler and Vik Sahay (Chuck).
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On Smash, Hayes played a powerful but neurotic Hollywood star whose broad comic performance threatened (and eventually doomed) a Broadway musical version of Dangerous Liaisons. Hilty’s Ivy Lynn proved to be the sole cast member who could give Hayes’ flighty stae the completely unfiltered feedback he needed — leading to a bond that was occasionally sweet and very frequently zany.Follow @MichaelAusiello