Brad Kern

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Brad Kern is an American television producer and writer. He has been Executive Producer/Showrunner of CBS TV's hit, NCIS: New Orleans since midway through season two. Previously, he served as Executive Producer/Showrunner on CW's supernatural Beauty & the Beast for three seasons; and, prior to that, Executive Producer of the FOX action adventure, Human Target.

He was also Executive Producer/Showrunner on the hit supernatural drama Charmed for all eight seasons. Before that, he was Executive Producer/Showrunner of the award-winning Fox series New York Undercover. Other previous credits include Co-Executive Producer on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Supervising Producer on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and Executive Story Editor on Hill Street Blues. Kern began in television as a staff writer on Remington Steele where he worked his way up to Supervising Producer.

In December 2017, Variety reported that he'd been investigated twice for HR Violations by CBS as showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans.[1]


Kern was hired as the showrunner when the presentation pilot became a series, and shared the job of executive producer of Charmed with the show's creator Constance M. Burge for the first two seasons, when Burge departed due to disagreements.[citation needed]

Book of Shadows[edit]

At the end of the series, Kern and Holly Marie Combs took ownership of the "Hero" version of the Book of Shadows; the prop versions were sold at auctions. The "Hero" version is the main, most complete Book of Shadows, and was pivotal to shooting the series. It was usually kept under lock and key. Kern and Holly Marie Combs currently share custody of the book, agreeing to alternate possession with each getting the book for a year.


  1. ^ Ryan, Maureen (14 December 2017). "CBS Showrunner Investigated Twice in 2016 for HR Violations, Employees Say Behavior Continues". Retrieved 13 January 2018. 

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