FOX's drama pilot The Middle Man, which already had an order for several additional scripts and was considered a near-lock fr moving forward to series, is now on hold. According to Deadline, director Ben Affleck is now unavailable because of a scheduling conflict with the movie Batman Vs. Superman. Affleck, to the consternation of much of the internet, is playing Batman. FOX is deciding whether to wait until Aflleck is available or find another director. Affleck is also one of the project's executive producers.