Bull Renewal Controversy: CBS Boss Defends Bringing Michael Weatherly Procedural Back for Season 4

TVLine | 5/15/2019 | Michael Ausiello
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CBS is defending its controversial decision to bring scandal-plagued Bull back for a fourth season.The network last week renewed the procedural in the wake of a tumultuous year in which leading man Michael Weatherly was accused of sexual harassment by former co-star Eliza Dushku, who ultimately reached a $9.5 million settlement with CBS.

Immediately after the Season 4 pick-up, it was announced that Steven Spielberg, a #MeToo advocate and an EP on Bull via his Amblin single, had severed ties with the series in the wake of the Dushku situation (full story here).

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“Michael made a mistake,” CBS’ entertainment prez Kelly Kahl told TVLine on Wednesday during an Upfronts Week presser. “He owned that mistake… he was apologetic at the time; he was remorseful… [Michael made himself open to] whatever coaching or training is necessary to create a positive environment on set. He took everything very seriously and wanted to move forward.

“When we...
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