The BEST Episodes of Sean Saves the World

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2020

Network: NBC

Sean Hayes stars as Sean, a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot: a successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna and weekends with his teenage daughter Ellie. So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full-time, it's a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But then his company's new owner decides Sean and his team should work longer hours, throwing a kink in his perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother's tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it's going to be a growing experience, to say the least.

Of Moles and Men

#1 - Of Moles and Men

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2013

Max enlists Sean's help to pinpoint the mole leaking company strategies to Sean's former boss Andrew, at their rival company. Meanwhile, Lorna and Sean become nervous when Ellie befriends an older girl from school.

star 7.54
114 votes
The Wrath of Sean

#2 - The Wrath of Sean

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2014

When Max decides to go into business with the man who had an affair with Sean's ex-wife, Sean tries to stop him from causing further havoc; Lorna goes on a juice cleanse in an effort to fit into her old college uniform.

star 7.38
113 votes
I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings

#3 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2014

Liz and Lorna decide to team up and conspire to sabotage Sean's date with a pretentious ex-boyfriend, Colin. At the same time Max convinces Hunter to help house his flock of pet birds.

star 7.30
112 votes
The Good, the Bad and the Sean

#4 - The Good, the Bad and the Sean

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

Feeling the pressure from Lorna, Sean decides to move beyond being just a "fun dad," and attempts to teach Ellie the value of discipline. Elsewhere, Max messes with Hunter's head.

star 7.28
143 votes
Sean the Fabulous

#5 - Sean the Fabulous

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 2, 2014

Sean will bedazzle this week as he strives to be a more involved dad at Ellie's school. At the same time Liz and Hunter discover something unsettling when they become temporary roommates. Max searches for a heartbreak diversion.

star 7.21
142 votes
Best Friends for Never

#6 - Best Friends for Never

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2013

Sean finds a new best friend, Tippy who proves to be a handful, after discovering a secret Liz has been keeping. Meanwhile, Max strong-arms Hunter and Sean to help fix a bulky mistake he made.

star 7.19
137 votes
Shut Your Parent Trap

#7 - Shut Your Parent Trap

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2013

When Max’s father, Lee visits, Max takes the paternal pressure out on his employees. Meanwhile, Sean devises a plan to set up Lorna on a date with Lee so he’ll be nicer to his son.

star 7.14
155 votes
Trapped in the Closet (Part 2)

#8 - Trapped in the Closet (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 9, 2014

As Max's dad, Lee, returns to finally be with Lorna, Sean and Max partner up to do whatever they need to prevent this unthinkable act. Meanwhile Ellie asks for advice from Liz and Hunter which puts them into an awkward parenting situation.

star 7.10
145 votes
Sean Comes Clean

#9 - Sean Comes Clean

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2013

In order to comfort Liz and her relationship problems, Sean pretends that he has been rejected by a crush. Meanwhile, Lorna takes it further and drives Sean to go on a date with his dry cleaner, Mr. Kim to make Liz happy. Elsewhere, Max uses Hunter as a wingman.

star 7.07
144 votes
Nobody Puts Sean in a Corner

#10 - Nobody Puts Sean in a Corner

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2013

Sean fakes an injury to get out of partnering with Lorna in a ballroom dance competition. After seeing how kindly Lorna treats Hunter, Sean joins forces with Liz to compete against them.

star 6.99
154 votes
Date Expectations

#11 - Date Expectations

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 2013

While worried about Ellie's whereabouts, Sean has a blind date with a Periodontist, Chase. Meanwhile back at the office, Max thinks Sean has a crush on him.

star 6.82
158 votes
Busted

#12 - Busted

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2013

Sean contemplates whether or not he should ask Liz or Lorna to help find Ellie her first bra. Elsewhere, Max gives Sean an inappropriate gift.

star 6.52
199 votes
Pilot

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2013

Sean is a divorced dad who juggles a lot — his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom, Lorna , and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie. So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full time, the parenting books come out in full force. From keeping his boss, Max, happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it’s Sean.

star 6.05
286 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Victor Fresco