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Posted Sunday 8/05/18 at 3:40PM EDT
NCIS: New Orleans producer Brad Kern suspended amid third misconduct investigation
Kern was replaced as showrunner role in May (and named Consulting Producer) before a third misconduct investigation was launched against him, this time by a third-party investigator. “I believe in terms of keeping him out of the workplace during the investigation, that was to be as fair and open as we could be,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said at the TV press tour. “The investigation is ongoing. I’m told we will have results soon.”
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Former NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern is under investigation for misconduct again -- even after CBS renewed his contract
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
CBS has launched a third investigation into Kern one month after he stepped down as showrunner from the CBS drama series amid new accusations of harassment and misconduct. An outside investigator will examine Kern, who recently inked a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Kern was the subject of two CBS internal investigations in 2016 that resulted in disciplinary action. According to Maureen Ryan, who reported on allegations of Kern's "misogynistic bullying, racially insensitive comments and harassing behavior" in a Variety story last December, the new outside investigation is "expected to include but also go beyond the scope of the previous probes and potentially explore new complaints against Kern."
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
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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.
# TOPICS: CBS, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Bull, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 (2010 series), Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Living Biblically, MacGyver (2016 series), Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
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.