Had this news broke a couple of days ago I would have figured it for an April Fools' joke: apparently Steve Byrne, comedian and star of 'Sullivan & Son,' had his jaw broken by an irate cab driver, forcing production of the multi-camera sitcome to halt for at least six weeks.
TBS' 'Sullivan & Son' released the information that Byrne had "suffered an injury to the face" but refused to offer any information beyond that statement. Inside sources told Deadline about the cab driver and the altercation, as well as the fact that Byrne's jaw will be wired shut for a minimum of skix weeks. Makes it pretty difficult to wisecrack, alas.
'Sullivan & Son' has been in production working on its second season. The series is co-created by Byrne and is about Steve Sullivan (Byrne) who surprises his parents by leaving his high-paying job as a corporate attorney to take over his father's bar in Pittsburgh. Sullivan's father is Irish and his mother is Korean, giving the bar an interesting twist on the traditional Irish-American pub.
TBS remains confident that they will be able to premiere season two of 'Sullivan & Son' at the planned date later this summer and that the time lost due to this unfortunate injury can be made up once production resumes. We'll offer more on this strange story once it becomes available--it seems likely that if there was an altercation with a cab driver, a site like TMZ will do their best to dig up the dirt!