Bosses of Jim Belushi's comedy ACCORDING TO JIM have issued an apology, following a rant by the show's executive producer about minority hiring.

WARREN BELL, reacting to remarks he claims were made by executives from Touchstone and ABC casting, sent a memo to the National Reviews website to respond to what he alleges was a request for more minority actors on the sitcom.

He wrote, "Of course, the conservative in me wants to say we should just find the best damn performers available, and judge them on the content of their character acting, not their colour.

"Ultimately, I will face a situation at some point this year where I say, 'Well, X was the funniest white actor, but we should probably go with Y."

Bosses at Disney's Touchstone Television and ABC now say Bell has since apologised and they've issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly, which reads, "(Bell's viewpoint) reflects no one's opinion in connection with According To Jim other than his own."