BlindGossip – There’s a television series that’s being carried by a major network. Not a completely original concept, but well-written with a likeable lead. In fact, the entire project was really sold on the strength of the star of the show, for whom this is a breakthrough role. Big problem behind the scenes, though. The star has a substance-abuse problem. The show is being filmed now, and the producers are torn between wanting to get a bunch of episodes wrapped despite the star’s erratic behavior, to rewrite scenes or entire episodes without the star, or to shut everything down while the star goes to rehab. Absolute last resort: recasting the lead, a very unappealing prospect.