‘Method & Red’ Producers Scrap Episodes, Fight For Creative Freedom

Producers of “Method

& Red” have shelved an additional three episodes of the show, as Method

Man, Redman and the show’s other producers fight for the show’s

creative direction.

According to high level

executives involved with the production of the show, Fox completely changed

the vision of the show, prompting Method Man to publicly complain that it did

not reflect their original vision.

“Creatively

they are on a different page than the network,” the executive, who wished

to remain anonymous, told AllHipHop.com.

The executive revealed that

once the show was given the greenlight, the vision changed from there.

“This isn’t

Meth and Red’s brand, this is some other stuff,” the source continued.

“They want more creative input over the direction the show is taking.”

In June, Method Man told

the L.A.Times that he was perturbed by the writing of the show, which is about

two rappers who move into a gated, white suburban community.

“This is frustrating

for me, and it’s not turning out for me as expected," Method Man lamented.

“I know what I wanted this show to be, but there’s been too much compromise

on our side and not enough on their side."

“I know what I wanted

this show to be, but there’s been too much compromise on our side and not enough

on their side," Method Man said.

The show made an impressive

debut, drawing 8 million viewers. Still, Method Man said the creative rift between

the two sides was too wide.

The show is slated to return

to Fox’s lineup on September 8 to finish the initial 13-episode run, while

the future of the first comedy show starring two major Hip-Hop artists remains

uncertain.

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