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
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.
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.
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