Canadian TV producer Peter Lenkov fired by CBS over poisonous work atmosphere allegations


The creator of the Hawaii 5-Zero and Magnum P.I. TV reboots has been fired from U.S. community CBS amid allegations suggesting he cultivated poisonous work environments on set.

Canadian author and producer Peter Lenkov had served as showrunner on the revivals of Magnum P.I. and MacGyver, in addition to Hawaii 5-Zero, which concluded its 10-season run on the channel in April.

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Nonetheless, on Tuesday, it was introduced his relationship with community bosses had been terminated after executives acquired a number of complaints about his behind-the-scenes behaviour.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Lenkov was accused of manipulative and abusive remedy of workers on each Hawaii 5-Zero and MacGyver, whereas he was allegedly often known as a misogynist, and incessantly talked right down to writers, particularly girls and folks of color.

In response to the information, Lenkov issued a public apology to these affected, and vowed to “do higher” shifting ahead.

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“Now’s the time to pay attention and I’m listening,” he shared in an announcement to the publication. “It’s troublesome to listen to that the working atmosphere I ran was not the working atmosphere my colleagues deserved, and for that, I’m deeply sorry.

“I settle for duty for what I’m listening to and am dedicated to doing the work that’s required to do higher and be higher.”

In gentle of Lenkov’s exit, govt producers Monica Macer and Eric Guggenheim have been promoted to showrunners on their respective collection, MacGyver and Magnum P.I.

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