08 Jul 2014
Promises, Promises and "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes will return to television as a series regular on the CBS sitcom "The Millers," the network announced July 8.
Emmy Award winner Hayes, who last appeared in the short-lived NBC series "Sean Saves the World," is set to portray Kip Withers, the new best friend to Margo Martindale, who plays Carol Miller. Kip serves a new source of friction for Carol’s son, Nathan, played by Will Arnett.
Hayes character will be introduced during the Season Two premiere of "The Millers," which airs Oct. 30 at 8:30 PM.
"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,'" said Greg Garcia, series creator and executive producer, in a statement. "The thought of he and Margo Martindale as BFFs makes me smile every time I think about it. We're only just getting started, and writing this season's stories has been a blast."
"The Millers" also stars Beau Bridges, Jayma Mays, JB Smoove, Nelson Franklin and Lulu Wilson.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.