UPDATE — 12:35 pm ET: Laughspin can independently confirm that Byrne did get into an altercation with a cab driver, wherein he sustained a broken jaw. Production, we’re told, will resume in six weeks or less. We want to wish Byrne a speedy recovery.
When comedian Steve Byrne tweeted on March 30 that he “was working hard on season 2 of Sullivan & Son,” — he included a photo of the cast lounging — he was joking around. It seems that, unfortunately, there’s no joking around on set today. According to a report, Byrne sustained an injury to his face and production has shut down. “Byrne had his jaw broken ‘by an irate cabbie’ and will have it wired shut for six weeks,” Deadline reports, citing unnamed sources. Our requests for comment from TBS and from Byrne’s manager were not immediately returned. The report claims production will restart in June and Sullivan & Son will maintain its originally planned premiere this summer.
The series revolves around Steve Sullivan (Byrne), a successful corporate attorney who returns to his hometown to run the family bar upon learning his parents are about to sell it off. It co-stars comedians Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. as well as Valerie Azlynn, Dan Lauria,Vivian Bang, Jodi Long, Christine Ebersole and Brian Doyle-Murray. It’s produced by Vince Vaughn’s company Wild West Productions.