Hip-hop stars Method Man and Redman's American sitcom METHOD AND RED is in trouble, after TV executives decided to place it on hiatus.

The series first aired in June (04) to disappointing ratings and, in a move to try and increase viewers, bosses at US network Fox are suspending new episodes until 8 September (04).

Fox had commissioned three additional episodes of the 13-part programme, but this idea has now been rejected until it can be gauged how well Method and Red performs.

Insiders claim Method Man and Redman are unhappy with the direction the sitcom - about two successful rappers who move into a gated community - is moving on.

13/08/2004 09:26