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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 Wednesday 4/18/18 at 2:31PM EDT
CBS renews 11 shows, leaving Criminal Minds on the bubble
Being renewed are MacGyver, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Madam Secretary, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. Missing from the list is Criminal Minds, which is ending its 13th season. CBS says a decision on Season 14 will made around the time of the network's upfronts. Other CBS shows that remain on the bubble include Elementary, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Living Biblically, Scorpion and Kevin Can Wait.
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Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Shalita Grant departs NCIS: New Orleans
The actress’ exit is “amicable and mutually agreed upon between the actress and the producers of the CBS procedural,” reports Variety. “It’s just time for a change,” adds her manager. “This is about moving on to the next great thing.”
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
TNT acquires NCIS: New Orleans reruns
TNT is expected to pay much less per episode of NCIS: New Orleans than it does for NCIS: Los Angeles.
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.