The former Will & Grace actor confirmed that he will also star in the project on his Twitter account.
Hayes wrote: "I'm very excited to report that I'm working with NBC to develop a sitcom that I will star in next year. More to come! Stay tuned!"
The news was also confirmed by NBC president Robert Greenblatt at the recent Television Critics Association's summer press tour. However, no further details are currently known about the series.
Hayes is best known for playing Jack McFarland on NBC's Will & Grace from 1998 to 2006, and will play Larry in the forthcoming Three Stooges film.
He is also the executive producer of TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland and NBC's new supernatural drama Grimm.
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