Brad Kern has exited his role as showrunner on CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans,” Variety has confirmed. Kern will no longer serve as executive producer or oversee the procedural drama. He will remain with the series in a consultant capacity.
A representative for CBS Television Studios, which produces the series, declined to comment.
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Variety first reported in December that Kern was investigated twice in 2016 by CBS’ human resources department for his workplace behavior. Complaints against Kern included accusations of verbal harassment against women and making racially charged comments.
An internal investigation CBS found at the time Kern had made “insensitive” and “offensive” comments. However CBS concluded that there was...