Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Ben Affleck's TV directorial 'The Middle Man' put on hold?

Oscar-winner Ben Affleck, who will be seen next in 'Batman vs. Superman', stalls 'The Middle Man'

Ben Affleck's TV directorial 'The Middle Man' put on hold? (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Fox TV show 'The Middle Man', in which Ben Affleck was set to direct the pilot episode, has reportedly got delayed in the wake of his scheduling conflicts.

The 41-year-old actor-director is said to have pulled out of the project due to a scheduling conflict with Warner Bros' 'Man of Steel 2', in which he plays Batman, reported Deadline.

The actor's unavailability has now put the TV project on hold.

Fox's executives are apparently considering hiring a new helmer or waiting till Affleck completes the filming of 'Batman vs. Superman'.

However, Affleck is still on board to serve as executive producer on 'Middle Man' alongside Chay Carter.

'The Middle Man', set in 1960s, explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood.

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