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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Report: CBS replaces NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern, who was accused of sexual harassment and discrimination
Last December, Variety reported on complaints against Kern, including allegations he made inappropriate remarks about female employees, which resulted in an HR investigation. CBS also investigated Kern after he was accused of discriminating against women and making racially charged comments. Variety also reported he allegedly engineered the exit of original cast member Zoe McLellan because she was "unf*ckable." CBS wasn't able to corroborate all of the accusations, but found some inappropriate behavior that resulted in disciplinary action. Variety reported that after Kern was disciplined, NCIS: New Orleans continued to be a hostile work environment. Now that Season 4 has wrapped, Salon reports that Kern will no longer serve as showrunner and he will be replaced by executive producer Chris Silber. However, Salon says Kern will “still be involved with the show." Salon could not reach CBS TV Studios to confirm Kern's exit from his showrunner role.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
Holly Marie Combs bashes CW’s Charmed reboot and its “feminist” twist: “Don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work”
After initially throwing shade at The CW’s announcement that it had ordered a pilot for a Charmed reboot, Combs offered a lengthier response late Thursday night: “Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work," she tweeted. Referring to her, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty, Combs added: “Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.” On Friday morning, Combs further slammed the revival’s “feminist” twist: “Guess we forgot to do that the first go around. Hmph.”
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 5:10PM EST
NCIS: New Orleans showrunner was twice investigated for misconduct
Co-workers complained of a hostile work environment under executive producer Brad Kern, resulting in him undergoing six month of sensitivity training/counseling that ended earlier this year. “We were aware of these allegations when they took place in 2016, and took them very seriously,” CBS TV Studios said in a statement.