Greg Spottiswood, creator of ‘All Rise’ fired over allegations of misconduct – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Spottiswood, creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of All stand up, was dropped from the CBS legal drama by series producer Warner Bros. Television, Deadline learned. He left the show following an investigation into allegations of unprofessional conduct in the show’s writers’ room, including the use of offensive language, sources said.

“Warner Bros. Television relieved All stand up executive producer Greg Spottiswood of his duties, effective immediately, ”the studio said in a statement to Deadline. “Executive Producer Dee Harris-Lawrence will continue to serve as the showrunner of the series, working closely with fellow executive producers Michael M. Robin and Len Goldstein. We remain committed, at all times, to providing a safe and inclusive work environment on our productions and for all employees.

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Spottiswood was embroiled in a writers’ room controversy during season 1 when five of the All rise ‘The show’s original seven writers – including the show’s three highest-ranked writers of color led by co-showrunner Sunil Nayar – were released in late 2019 after clashes with Spottiswood over portraying people of color in the show. series. At the time, Warner Bros. TV conducted a work environment review which it said “did not reveal any behavior that would warrant the removal of Spottiswood,” although the studio said it “identified areas for improvement and implemented procedures and protocols in response to findings ”. including hiring a business coach, a black woman, to work with Spottiswood.

Following the release of Nayar at the start of Season 1, Spottiswood was also paired with a new co-showrunner, David made the manHarris-Lawrence, in December 2019.

But, according to sources, the climate in the (now virtual) Writers’ Room did not improve in Season 2, and some writers were said to have been offended by remarks Spottiswood allegedly made that were seen as insensitive, especially to writers of color. Complaints about Spottiswood’s behavior led to a further investigation by Warner Bros. TV, which resulted in his dismissal. The exit of Spottiswood comes after the All stand up Writers Room had completed work on Season 2. Harris-Lawrence will serve as showrunner for the remainder of production and post-production for Season 2, which is currently filming Episode 15 of his 17-episode commission. CBS has not made a renewal decision for most of its series, including All stand up for next season.

All stand up is a rare aired drama starring a black female lead. With a diverse cast, it stars Simone Missick as Justice Lola Carmichael, an idealistic former prosecutor and newly appointed Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.

Season 1 All stand up The writers’ exodus was reported by The New York Times in August. Shernold Edwards, told the newspaper that the show “misrepresented how a black woman would think or act” and that she left the show in November after realizing that “we had to do so much behind the scenes to prevent these scripts are not racist and offensive. . “

At the time, Spottiswood issued a statement. “I recognize that I can have a rhetorical and professorial tone in the room, and this can be seen by some as patronizing, and that I can be defensive in creative conversations and debates,” he said. “I remain firmly committed to improving my style and communication skills, and to being a more inclusive leader – ensuring that writers and artists are not only heard, but feel listened to, respected, safe and valued. . “

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