Second ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Executive Producer Fired After HR Complaint


An executive producer of NCIS: New Orleans has been fired from the show following a complaint against him made to CBS’ human resources department.

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Adam Targum had been serving as second in command of the drama alongside showrunner Christopher Silber. He was let go on Jan. 25, Highlight Hollywood has confirmed.


CBS declined comment on the nature of the complaint. As reported by Vulture, the complaint was made earlier in January; sources told the site that Targum “bullies” people on set and that the HR department was told that several members of the writing staff had issues with him.


“He’s incredibly tone-deaf, and if a guy like this is put into a room with staff that’s been through a lot of trauma in the past two years, there are going to be problems,” one source told Vulture.


Targum’s dismissal follows the firing of former showrunner Brad Kern, who had an overall deal with CBS canceled in the wake of multiple investigations into his conduct on NCIS: New Orleans. Kern had been demoted from showrunner to consulting producer after two HR inquiries, then dismissed after a third investigation by outside counsel that also looked into Kern’s behavior on past jobs.

“As previously reported, the claims regarding NCIS: New Orleans in 2016 have been addressed,” CBS said in a statement. “Any subsequent reports or claims involving inappropriate comments or objectionable behavior in the writers room — or anywhere on the production — will be investigated, and action will be taken to address any findings inconsistent with a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace.



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