A new TV series update of “The Flintstones” has hit a snag, Deadline.com reports. The project has been pushed back because the driving force behind it, Seth MacFarlane, has too much on his plate.
Given his current four TV series, a movie and his music career, MacFarlane hasn’t been able to give the project the time it needs, prompting a mutual agreement with Fox, 20th Century Fox TV and Warner Bros. TV to put the project on hold, the story notes. MacFarlane’s and the studios’ representatives confirmed the decision, but declined further comment.
The project was announced at Fox’s upfront presentation last year, with a debut slated for 2013, the story notes. But to make that debut the show would have had to start production last fall, which didn’t happen given MacFarlane’s directorial debut on "Ted," his three animated Fox shows and an updated version of Carl Sagan’s "Cosmos," the piece points out.
"Ted," a live-action/CGI comedy, will open July 13, while his three animated shows — "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show" — have all been renewed for next season. "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," a 13-part docu-series, is slated to debut in 2013, the report notes.