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rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 07, 2020 03:15PM
......he is responsible for the 'Hawaii 5-0'.....'MacGyver'.....'Magnum P.I.' reboots.......CBS fired him for 'toxic work environment'........


.....CBS seems to have a lot of them.....


'MacGyver,' 'Magnum P.I.' Boss Peter Lenkov Fired at CBS

The network has parted ways with one of its top showrunners following an investigation into what sources say were multiple claims that he created a toxic work environment.

....Following an investigation into multiple claims that top showrunner Peter Lenkov created a toxic work environment, CBS has fired the Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum P.I. showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Lenkov was dismissed despite having a year left on his rich overall deal with CBS TV Studios, which produces MacGyver and Magnum P.I.

"Peter Lenkov is no longer the executive producer overseeing MacGyver and Magnum P.I., and the studio has ended its relationship with him," a CBS TV Studios spokesperson said in a statement to THR. "Monica Macer will be the showrunner on MacGyver and Eric Guggenheim will run Magnum P.I. Both are currently executive producers on their respective series. Our studio is committed to ensuring safe and respectful production environments. Over the past year, we have assigned human resource production partners to every show, expanded staff training and increased reporting options. We will continue to evolve our practices with continued focus on building trust with all who work on our sets. Every complaint is taken seriously, every claim is investigated, and when evidence is clear that policies were violated and values not upheld, we take decisive action."

Added Lenkov in a statement of his own to THR: "Now is the time to listen and I am listening. It’s difficult to hear that the working environment I ran was not the working environment my colleagues deserved, and for that, I am deeply sorry. I accept responsibility for what I am hearing and am committed to doing the work that is required to do better and be better."

Sources say Lenkov had been the subject of at least three complaints alleging that he was manipulative and abusive during Hawaii Five-0's 10-season run and on the current hit MacGyver (with the latter heading into its fifth season in the fall). He allegedly had a "boys club" that included favored male employees who regularly gathered, smoked cigars and inappropriately judged the appearance of women in Hawaii. Others allege that he accommodated special work-schedule requests from male actors without offering similar consideration to actresses on Hawaii Five-0. The series, a reboot of the iconic procedural concluded its run in April.

"It was a hard place to be a woman on that set," one source said of the former Oahu set of Hawaii Five-0.

Behind the scenes, sources allege Lenkov would routinely talk down to writers — particularly women and people of color. In one incident, he allegedly mocked a disabled fan and, after a writer objected to his behavior, attempted to have her fired.

"He isn't racist or sexist or classist singularly — it's all of it," says an insider. "He's anti-woman, anti-POC, anti-gay and everything you'd expect. But he'd also torture straight, white men if he felt like it."

Lenkov is one of CBS' top showrunners, having successfully rebooted Hawaii Five-0 into a global syndicated hit and successfully revived procedurals Magnum P.I. and MacGyver. The latter two series are set to air back to back on Fridays in the fall as Lenkov is one of a small handful of showrunners to control a night of programming.

Hawaii Five-0 made headlines in July 2017 when original series stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park made the shocking decision to depart the CBS drama after filming its first 168 episodes. Both actors, who had appeared in all seven seasons as series regulars, asked for salary parity with co-stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. CBS and CBS Television Studios could not come to terms that worked for both stars. Sources at the time noted the duo's offer came in less than that of O'Loughlin and Caan, who both had a rich cut of the show's lucrative backend.

Lenkov is the latest CBS showrunner to be dismissed as the media titan continues to address culture issues at the company. Brad Kern, the former showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans, was dropped by CBS TV Studios after multiple sources on the show alleged he harassed and unfairly penalized women and made racially insensitive statements. CBS comedy Fam also let showrunner Bob Kushell go after finding that he used "inappropriate language" on the set of the 2018 midseason show.CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery also dismissed showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts amid allegations of abusive behavior, along with budget overruns. Vinnie Favale, a CBS Studios executive, was placed on leave in 2018 after allegations of misconduct.

CBS also fired 60 Minutes exec producer and former news division head Jeff F*ger after he sent a threatening text message to a CBS reporter covering sexual misconduct allegations against him. In 2017, the network dropped CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose amid allegations of sexual harassment. CBS also was rocked by the departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, which took place a month after The New Yorker published allegations of harassment and abuse by the top executive.



another......bites the dust......?!



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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 07, 2020 03:25PM
Don’t care.



It is what it is.
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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 07, 2020 03:32PM
.....man you are cold.....



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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: July 07, 2020 05:01PM
The new Puritanism is going to suck.



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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: davemchine
Date: July 07, 2020 05:30PM
I really wanted to like the Magnum reboot but it was terrible. While the camera work was nothing short of stunning, and most of the actors were pretty good, the stories were just awful. I didn't even finish the first season and I have a pretty high tolerance.
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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: August West
Date: July 07, 2020 07:40PM
heh, cleaning out the stink in Hollywood is a just cause.New Puritanism? Puh-leeze



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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 07, 2020 08:06PM
It isn't Puritanism, it's just treating others decently and equally.



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Re: rebooter booted?!....OMG, Peter Lenkov [ 'MacGyver'/'Magnum P.I.' reboot ] fired by CBS.......
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 08, 2020 12:16AM
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Grumpyguy
The new Puritanism is going to suck.

This



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