The CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans has lost its second executive producer in less than four months. Deadline has confirmed that Adam Targum has left the spinoff series whose former showrunner Brad Kern was fired by CBS TV Studios in October.
Vulture reports tonight that Targum, who joined the show less than a year ago, was fired on Friday.
Kern stepped down in May as EP and showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans amid reports from 2017 of sexual harassment, discrimination against women and making racially charged comments. He had remained as a consultant on the show until being let go last year.
Vulture cites multiple sources as saying the workplace culture on the set had not improved under Christopher Silber, who was promoted to showrunner last year. One of its sources is quoted as saying the atmosphere this season is “miserable,” citing in part Targum’s alleged demeaning words, aggressive disposition and combative leadership style.
The news comes as CBS deals with blowback over high-profile sexual harassment cases against its former longtime chairman and CEO Les Moonves, who exited in September and is fighting to collect his $120 million severance package, and 60 Minutes EP Jeff Fager, who stepped down a few days later.