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‘Bernie Mac’ Goes on Production Hiatus

Oct 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Fox announced Monday its comedy “The Bernie Mac Show” was shutting down production for four weeks to allow its star to recover from a grueling film and series production schedule.

Four episodes of the show’s new season aired in September and the show was scheduled to reappear on Fox’s schedule Nov. 3, after the completion of Fox’s baseball coverage. It is unclear when “Bernie Mac” will return, but a spokesman for the network stressed that no creative or financial conflicts caused the shutdown.

“Production on ‘The Bernie Mac Show’ has been halted to allow Bernie Mac to properly recover from exhaustion that has already resulted in production delays,” the network said in a statement. “Alternate programming will be announced shortly. Bernie should be fully recovered in a matter of weeks, production will then resume and the series will return to the schedule.”

Mr. Mac filmed two features over the summer and promoted another before jumping back into production on his single-camera comedy.