Brad Kern Steps Down As ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner After Misconduct Investigations, Chris Silber Replaces Him

Deadline | 5/17/2018 | Nellie Andreeva
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Brad Kern is exiting his role as executive producer/showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans. He will serve as consultant on the series going forward. NCIS: New Orleans executive producer Chris Silber has been named new showrunner.

The move comes months after word surfaced in December that Kern had been been the subject of two Human Resources investigations by CBS TV Studios while working on the studio’s popular CBS crime procedural. Both reportedly were triggered by complaints from co-workers about a hostile work environment on the show.

Investigation - Kern - Months - Sensitivity - Training/counseling

Following the second investigation, Kern was reportedly assigned to and underwent six months of sensitivity training/counseling, which he completed in February 2017. There have been no new official complaints filed against him since.

“We were aware of these allegations when they took place in 2016, and took them very seriously,” CBS TV Studios said in a statement at the time. “Both complaints were acted upon immediately with investigations and subsequent disciplinary action. While we were not able to corroborate all of the allegations, we took this action to address behavior and management style, and have received no further complaints since this was implemented.”

Behavior

Known for his sometimes abrasive behavior that I hear has led to at least one...
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