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Sean Hayes Boards CBS' 'The Millers' as Series Regular

The "Will and Grace" alum will play a best friend to Margo Martindale on the sophomore season of the Greg Garcia comedy.

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Emmy winner Sean Hayes is heading to CBS.

Following the cancellation of his NBC comedy Sean Saves the World, Hayes has boarded Greg Garcia's sophomore comedy The Millers as a series regular, CBS announced Tuesday.

The Will and Grace alum will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller's (Margo Martindale) new best friend and a source of friction for her son Nathan (Will Arnett).

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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," Garcia said. "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."

For Hayes, the role marks his latest TV gig following a long relationship at NBC, where he starred on Will and Grace for eight seasons in addition to arcs on Smash and Up All Night as well as exec producing/starring on Sean Saves the World. 

The actor-producer's Hazy Mills production company is based at NBC sibling Universal Television and produces the network's Grimm, Hollywood Game Night and TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. He's repped by WME, Principato Young and Ziffren Brittenham.

The Millers returns for its second season on Oct. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

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