James Gunn (Slither, Dawn Of The Dead) posted a blog via his official website announcing that he will have to bow out of his judging duties from the upcoming second season of Scream Queens. The reason is simply a matter of a scheduling conflict.
He explains, "Timing is everything. And in this instance, timing sucks. My movie Super has been greenlit and is about to go into production at the exact same time season two of my VH1 reality show Scream Queens is going into production. Unfortunately, I have no choice but to choose one or the other, and my actual film career must come before my reality show film career."
"I will continue to stand by and support Scream Queens," he adds. "We're figuring a few ways I can continue to be involved. I couldn't have more love and respect for the producers, Joke and Biagio, and the folks at VH1. It's been a great collaboration, with great people at every stage of production."
He also goes on to hint at his replacement by saying "it's someone who I know personally and consider a friend. In fact, I'm the one who suggested this person for the job. I'm not yet at liberty to say, but I'm definitely leaving my job in capable hands."
His closes his blog by saying he will be back for season three.