Additionally, original cast member Freddy Rodriguez, who played Benjamin “Benny” Colón, also left the procedural drama.
Taurus Producer CBS Studios is reportedly not providing any information other than confirmation that they were no longer with the show, but we hear the releases follow a workplace investigation.
The circumstances of Caron’s exit follow a CBS investigation into a gang of writers leaving the show at the end of Season 5, which has just finished its run.
CBS Studios was silent on what happened. But others were not.
“The environment went from dysfunctional to toxic depending on Gordon’s mood, and it got unbearable,” an individual with extensive knowledge of the events told Deadline.
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Caron joined Taurus towards the end of the show’s first season and was selected as a showrunner at the start of season 2.
After today’s news, Caron remains a client of WME. While Caron’s specific case is not under active uberagency review, as always as part of WME policy, the situation is being watched for future developments.
Taurus, starring Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, was renewed for a sixth season in April.
In December 2018, New York timesa reported that CBS paid Eliza Dushku $ 9.5 million to resolve allegations that she suffered retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment on the set of Taurus. Dushku claimed she became the center of a string of uncomfortable comments from the show’s star Weatherly.
After raising complaints, Dushku was banned from the show, which the actress said was in retaliation for speaking out. She mediated with the network and received a confidential settlement that would pay her the equivalent of the salary she would have earned had she stayed on the show for four seasons.
At the end of the 2018-19 season, Amblin Entertainment announced that it was separating from the show following allegations of sexual harassment against Weatherly. Steven Spielberg and Amblin TV co-directors Frank and Falvey served as executive producers on Taurus for its first three seasons. Shortly afterwards, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl revealed to TCA that Caron and Weatherly were undergoing “leadership training” following the allegations.
Moonlight Creator Caron was possibly the longest-running showrunner on the CBS studio roster where he had been for nearly three decades with a short hiatus in the mid-2010s. He created and produced the short-lived CBS Studios (then Paramount Network TV). Now and again and created and executive produced the supernatural crime procedure Way, which ran on NBC and CBS for seven seasons combined.
Other CBS Studios-based showrunners who have been fired following investigations into allegations of misconduct include Hawaii 5-0 and MacGyverPeter Lenkov, NCIS: New Orleans Brad Kern et The SEAL teamThis is John Glenn.
THR was the first to report releases.
Nellie Andreeva contributed to this report.