SEAL Team Showrunner Steps Down Following Internal Investigation

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John Glenn has stepped down as showrunner from CBS military drama SEAL Team following an investigation by CBS Television Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The writer-producer's overall deal with the production company has also been canceled. 

Glenn responded to the news with a statement: “I am proud of the work we did — and greatly enjoyed having the chance to contribute to its creative and commercial success."

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"During my time as showrunner, I was pleased to be able to hire, develop and support numerous producers, writers and crew members who shared our passion for trying to make the series all it could be."

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"While producing a show like SEAL Team is hard work, I also believed strongly in listening to any concerns that were brought my way and making important concessions for our staff’s professional needs and personal lives."

"I look forward to my next steps professionally.”

John Glenn

However, Glenn's attorney admitted to the outlet that he disputes any findings reached in the investigation. 

Glenn became showrunner on SEAL Team in it second season. He had previously been an executive producer on NBC's ill-fated Allegiance. 

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SEAL Team executive producer Spencer Hudnut will now serve as interim showrunner on the third season, premiering Wednesday October 2 at 9/8c. 

Glenn's exit is the latest in a series of controversial departures from the television studio of late. 

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Just last week, it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery writer Walter Mosley exited when he was hauled into a meeting after using the N-word in the writers room. 

Then there was NCIS: New Orleans which said goodbye to EP Adam Targum, as well as one-time showrunner Brad Kern.

There was also controversy surrounding Bull when it emerged that Eliza Dushku previously complained about onetime co-star Michael Weatherly. 

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