Plans to ‘nuke’ ‘CBS This Morning’ after the once thriving show is thrown into chaos after Charlie Rose’s exit over claims of sexual misconduct and the show’s executive producer prepares to exit
- ‘CBS This Morning’ was rocked by anchor Charlie Rose’s sudden exit in 2017 amid sexual misconduct allegations
- After Rose’s departure, anchor’s Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell were joined by John Dickerson, but now there’s reports network execs want to ‘start over’
- On Wednesday it was revealed that the show’s Executive Producer, Ryan Kadro, is negotiating his exit
- The show has experienced falling ratings in the last year
CBS This Morning could be in for a complete overhaul after network execs are said to be ready to ‘nuke’ the show and ‘rebuild it from the ground up.’
The once thriving show has been beset by problems since former anchor Charlie Rose’s sudden exit following sexual misconduct allegations in November 2017.
On Wednesday it was announced that the show’s executive producer, Ryan Kadro, is negotiating his exit.
How they were: ‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Hosts Norah O’Donnell (left), Charlie Rose (center) and Gayle King (right) and Executive Producer Ryan Kadro (far right) on set
Top television executives are said to considering totally revamping the once thriving show, as reported by Page Six.
Rose, 76, is the subject of a civil suit brought by three women in their 20s. Two of the women, Katherine Brooks Harris and Chelsea Wei worked with Rose at CBS and the third, Sydney McNeal, worked with Rose at PBS.
The trio sued CBS and Rose in May in New York Supreme Court. The suit says Rose ‘subjected’ the woman to ‘repeated and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment.’
The show saw a ratings slip since the exit of Rose (pictured center) following sexual misconduct allegations pictured with fellow anchors King (left) and O’Donnell (right)
The network made a settlement with the three Rose accusers on Wednesday. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The civil suit against Rose continues.
On Wednesday it was also revealed that ‘CBS This Morning’ Executive Producer Ryan Kadro, was negotiating his exit. Kadro was named in the suit for allegedly ignoring warnings about Rose’s behavior.
A network insider told Page Six that the timing was an ‘unfortunate coincidence,’ and CBS said, ‘these conversations are unrelated to the settlement.’
A total revamp in store? ‘CBS This Morning’ Executive Producer Ryan Kadro is now negotiating his exit. Kadro was named in the suit brought by three women against Rose (pictured) for allegedly ignoring warnings about the anchor’s behavior
Instead, Kadro is said to have decided to leave months ago because the show needs ‘fresh blood and a total revamp.’
‘CBS This Morning’ had seen a steady rise in the number of viewers with Rose, O’Donnell and King at its helm.
But the audience level started to slide after Rose’s exit. In the November ratings period ‘CBS This Morning’ averaged 3.28 million viewers, that was down 18% compared with a year ago.
It’s been a week of turmoil for the network.
‘CBS This Morning’ averaged 3.28 million viewers in November, that was down 18% compared with a year ago and coincides with Rose’s exit
On Thursday it was reported that CBS had paid a $9.5 million settlement to Eliza Dushku, an actress known for her work on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Dushku flagged up comments of a sexual nature, allegedly made by the show’s star, Michael Weatherly — a mainstay of CBS’s prime-time lineup for 15 years.
Dushku, said she had been told by Bull producer and writer Glenn Gordon Caron that her character would become more prominent in the show, but once the complaint was made she was soon pushed out, in what she claims to be retaliation.
The settlement surfaced during an investigation into the network that began in August after former Chief Executive Les Moonves was ousted over allegations of sexual misconduct made by multiple women.
The current line up: Bianna Golodryga (shown here at far right) joins, from left, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell as co-host of “CBS This Morning.”