On stage for the first rehearsal script cast read (#1.11) "Olivia's Job Offer," Demond Wilson walked out of the stage, refusing to work with an actress cast as 'Racine'. Wilson demanded approval of any casting choices. Wilson had previously been demanding more input into the show's progression and script development. Production was shut down for two weeks. Chuck Fries and Lila Garrett, CBS Executives negotiated with Demond Wilson until a mutual satisfactory agreement resolved his walk-out. The show staff and crew reassembled, and the show went on - with a new 'Racine'.