Sean Hayes Joins CBS' The Millers as Series Regular for Season 2

Sean Hayes Joins The Millers

Sean Hayes is moving in with The Millers.

CBS has tapped the former Will & Grace scene stealer for a series regular role on its sophomore comedy, the network announced Tuesday.

Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller’s new best friend whose presence is a source of friction for Will Arnett’s Nathan.

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“After years of being a fan and hearing from others how wonderful he is to work with, I couldn’t be more excited about Sean Hayes joining The Millers,” series creator Greg Garcia said in a statement. “The thought of he and Margo Martindale as BFFs makes me smile every time I think about it.”

Hayes’ character will be introduced during the Season 2 premiere, airing Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:30/9:30c (following Thursday Night Football‘s autumnal run).

The Millers was the 2013-14 TV season’s top-rated new comedy, averaging a 2.9 (with DVR playback factored in).

In addition to his Emmy-winning turn on Will & Grace, Hayes’ recent TV credits include Smash, Up All Night and last fall’s short-lived Sean Saves the World.

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17 Comments
  1. I really enjoy Sean Hayes. I hope he’ll do well on that show!

  2. DebLG says:

    Yes! I will definitely keep watching. This will be a fun storyline.

  3. Iakovos says:

    OK. I may watch THE MILLERS now. Margo Martindale and Sean Hayes as BFFs indeed! Love it. This series has potential and Season 2 may be the time to realize it. To date, I just could not commit to watching it week to week.

  4. Ethel says:

    I now have a reason to watch this show

  5. Tom Charles says:

    Awesome. Now can they either bring back the original actress that played Mickalya or recast her again?

  6. spartan says:

    Ohhhh, my God … please release the brilliant Margo Martindale from this deeply stupid show!!! Don’t care who else is on it; I just want to see her doing meaty parts like the one on “Justified” again.

  7. Suhail says:

    So he’ll be playing a gay character?

  8. Eric says:

    How can a show by Greg Garcia, with such an amazing cast (I don’t think there is a single series regular who I haven’t loved on another series) be so gosh darn bad? I watch it regularly and keep hoping it’ll get better. I’m hoping that this is a step in the right direction! I’ll keep watching for now, anyways.

  9. Arjay says:

    Sean Hayes can only help the show. I like Will Arnett but I think The Millers isn’t funny.

  10. herman1959 says:

    Sean Hayes is perfect for the Millers. I may even give it another try myself; I gave up after two episodes last season.

  11. Roberta says:

    Did not like this show at all, be was not going to watch season 2. But I will now.

  12. Tran says:

    Hope his new character on The Millers is NOT gay.

  13. Larc says:

    Wonder if Sean will be delivering his lines in the same boringly consistent pattern he always seems to use?

  14. NP says:

    And now I’ve lost interest in this show – terrible addition

  15. Mel says:

    Great! Now if they could just get rid of Will Arnett, it might be watchable.

  16. Linda says:

    His presence is going to be a ‘source of friction’ for me, let alone Will Arnett’s character. I’ve never much liked Sean Hayes. I find him to be too over the top and a scene stealer. I just hope they don’t have him playing another gay character. I think he’d be perfect for Modern Family instead.

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