Tuesday, May 21, 2024

CBS Takes “Bull” by the Horns, Cancels Michael Weatherly Legal Series After Six Seasons


Say goodbye to “Bull.”

The Michael Weatherly legal show has been canceled by CBS after six seasons.

Weatherly came to “Bull” after many seasons on “NCIS.” He was a favorite of Les Moonves, who loved him on the latter show and worked to promote him to his own show.

“Bull” was problematic during its run. The show and Weatherly were sued by actress Eliza Dushku for sexual harassment after a difficult second season. She accepted a settlement of $9.5 million. It’s amazing, actually, that the series continued after that.

Weatherly could possibly return to “NCIS,” although a full time gig seems unlikely after he was paid to be the lead on “Bull.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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