08/08/2013 10:38 am ET

'Horrible Bosses 2' Loses Director Seth Gordon To ABC Comedy 'The Goldbergs'

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Seth Gordon will no longer be the boss on "Horrible Bosses 2," as the director is bowing out of the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gordon cited scheduling conflicts with the upcoming ABC comedy "The Goldbergs," a series he is set to executive produce. The director, who helmed the first "Horrible Bosses," reportedly informed cast members Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day on Wednesday.

"Well, we're not sure if 'Horrible Bosses 2' is next," Day told HuffPost Entertainment about his upcoming schedule. "I think we're all sort of waiting for this rewrite of the script to come in. And I know we all want to work together and we love each other's company. And we think there's potential to see these characters again and have a funny story, but right now, I think what's next is we're going to finish putting together the ninth season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and get that out to people."

The "Bosses" sequel was slated to begin production in the fall, leaving New Line scrambling to fill the director's chair in the meantime.


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