Ghen Maynard, who developed reality shows for CBS including Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race, was brought back as CBS TV Studios executive vice president of alternative programming in 2016, developing BH90210 and the revival of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Maynard, who is part Japanese, alleges that since former CBS boss Les Moonves was fired last year, CBS' top executives are all white males who relegate minorities to sitting in the back rows of meetings. He also alleges he was dropped after a "sham" investigation. CBS responded to Maynard's lawsuit in a statement that reads: "Mr. Maynard's contract was not renewed due to the elimination of the Studio’s alternative programming department. The claims in this suit are completely without merit, and we will defend against it vigorously."