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CBS has fired the co-showrunner of its midseason comedy Fam for workplace misconduct.
Bob Kushell has been let go from the show for using “inappropriate language” in a workplace setting, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.
Corinne Kingsbury, who created the show starring Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell, will now be the sole showrunner on the series. CBS declined comment; sources confirmed to THR that Kushell is out.
Kushell’s firing comes in the wake of several high-profile cases at CBS involving workplace misconduct, headed by the ouster of former CEO Leslie Moonves in September.
CBS Studios dropped former NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern from an overall deal, and Star Trek: Discovery dismissed showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts amid allegations of abusive behavior, along with budget overruns that happened on their watch. Vinnie Favale, a CBS Studios executive, was placed on leave in October after allegations of misconduct.
Kushell most recently worked as a co-executive producer on CBS’ Me, Myself & I last season. He co-created and was showrunner of ABC’s Muppets reboot in 2015-16, but left that show over creative differences with co-creator Bill Prady.
Kushell’s credits also include Anger Management and 3rd Rock From the Sun.
TVLine was first to report Kushell’s firing.
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