They say silence is golden. Well, they never stepped foot on the set of this hit series, where months of growing tension between the showrunner and the leading man has led to a complete breakdown in communication. “They are no longer speaking to each other,” confides a staffer at the hour-long drama. “Things are really bad.”

At the heart of the conflict: The actor feels his boss is focusing nearly all of his/her energy and attention on another project. And when said exec does decide to contribute to the show in question, it’s at the last minute — thereby throwing the scripts “into chaos” and delaying production.

It’s only a matter of time before the network or studio is forced to intervene… again. That’s right, this is just the latest backstage conflict to erupt on the unnamed series. But given the parties involved this time around, this new dust-up will prove much more difficult to defuse.

Care to guess the identity of the feuding colleagues? Head to the comments!