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CBS Drama ‘Bull’ to Conclude This Spring

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CBS procedural drama “Bull” will conclude after six seasons following series star and executive producer Michael Weatherly’s decision to leave the series. Said Weatherly in a tweet: “It’s been my privilege to play Dr Jason Bull but after 6 Seasons of incredible storylines, I’ve decided it’s time to pursue new creative challenges and bring his story to a close,” the actor tweeted. “It has been an honor to work with this talented cast, crew, and writing/producing team who helped reinvent the legal drama.”

“Bull”, inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw’s early career, follows Dr. Jason Bull (Weatherly) as the ultimate puppet master who combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. While Bull has mastered his profession, his personal life is less rosy. The cast includes Yara Martinez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Christopher Jackson and MacKenzie Meehan.

Racked with controversy, Eliza Dushku – a former recurring cast member on “Bull” – accused Weatherly of multiple instances of sexist behavior and sexual harassment in 2018, and was paid a $9.5 million settlement by the network following her complaint. Additionally, former showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron and former cast member Freddy Rodriguez exited the show prior to the sixth season after an investigation of inappropriate behavior at the workplace. At the time, the expectation was that the series would have concluded.

There is no word at present if Weatherly has future plans to return in some capacity to his former series, “NCIS.”