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www.nytimes.com: CBS Fires Producer of ‘Magnum P.I.’ After Workplace Complaints

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CBS announced on Tuesday that it had fired Peter M. Lenkov, one of its most prolific producers, after a human resources investigation concluded that he had created a toxic workplace environment on his shows.

Mr. Lenkov, 56, was an executive producer on three CBS prime-time dramas, all of them reboots of earlier programs centered on law enforcement: “Hawaii 5-O,” which appeared on the network from 2010 until its recent finale; “MacGyver,” which was renewed for a fifth season; and “Magnum P.I.,” which is headed for a third season.

“Peter Lenkov is no longer the executive producer overseeing ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Magnum P.I.,’ and the studio has ended its relationship with him,” CBS Television Studios said in a statement.

In a statement of his own, Mr. Lenkov said: “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.”

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