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Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Series Thread




DR. JASON BULL IS THE BRILLIANT, BRASH FOUNDER OF A PROLIFIC TRIAL CONSULTING FIRM WHO COMBINES PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN INTUITION AND HIGH TECH DATA TO CREATE WINNING STRATEGIES FOR HIS CLIENTS, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "BULL," TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio and Christopher Jackson Star in the New Drama Inspired By the Early Career of Dr. Phil McGraw

"The Necklace" - Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly)
, the brilliant, brash founder of a prolific trial consulting firm, combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to create winning strategies that steer high-stakes trials in his clients' favor, on the series premiere of BULL, Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio and Christopher Jackson star in the new drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw.

Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. The team includes his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colon, who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan, a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James, the firm's tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory, who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer, a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine-tunes clients' appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull's combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.'s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients' favor.

REGULAR CAST:

Michael Weatherly (Dr. Jason Bull)
Freddy Rodriguez (Benny Colon)
Geneva Carr (Marissa Morgan)
Jaime Lee Kirchner (Danny James)
Annabelle Attanasio (Cable McCrory)
Christopher Jackson (Chunk Palmer)
GUEST CAST:

Luke Slattery (Brandon Peters)
Katherine Reis (Taylor Bensimon)
Frederick Weller (Pete Peters)
Peter Francis James (Clyde Rutledge)
Dena Tyler (Liberty Davis)
Alex Hurt (A.D.A. Bill Knebel)
Tammy Blanchard (Adele Bensimon)
Reg Rogers (Freddy Bensimon)
Jane Dashow (Judge Greenfield)
Tamara Hickey (Gail Peters)
Teresa Ting (Alyssa Yang)
Marcus Choi (David Yang)
Kristen Hung (Grace Yang)
Samantha Jones (Bess Johnson)
Dylan Prince (Antwan Davis)
Morgan Lynch (Blaze Miller)
Robert C. Kirk (Frank Pulver)
Brian McCormack (Fred Baker)
Jimmy Saito (Peyton Shong)
Nedra McClyde (Rosalind Hammer)
Nancy Nagrant (Sarah Burton)
Ryan Speakman (Ted Shears)
Ana Diaz (Tiara Williams)
Ellie Knaus (TV Reporter)
Jesse Lee (Josh Takahashi)
Warren Bub (Frank Mirror)
Curtiss Cook, Jr. (Antwan Mirror)
Jane Stiles O'Hara (Blaze Mirror)
Geoffrey Dawe (Fred Mirror)
Christina Redd (Rosalind Mirror)
Emily Donahoe (Sarah Mirror)
Tom Deckman (Ted Mirror)
Alejandra Reyes (Tiara Mirror)
Kelly Karloff (Verinka)
Saragrace Tramont (Nurse)
Jenna DiMartini (NYPD Officer)
Jeff Rubino (Witness #1)
Ralph Adriel Johnson (Witness #2)
Kimberly Stern (Witness #3)
David Harrell (Witness #4)
Freddy Ordenana (Witness #5)
James P. Rees (Witness #6)
Erin Anderson (Witness #7)
Hazel Anne Raymundo (Witness #8)
Karen Bergreen (Witness #9)
Anthony Perullo (Witness #10)
Nasreen Rahman (Witness #11)
Meng Ai (Witness #12)
Tim Aumiller (Witness #13)
Maxine Prescott (Witness #14)
Anna Finkelshteyn (Witness #15)
Kinga Piersiak (Witness #16)
WRITTEN BY: Paul Attanasio and Dr. Phil McGraw

DIRECTED BY: Rodrigo Garcia





This is a procedural drama loosely based on the early life/career of Dr. Phil. Yes, that Dr. Phil.

As some of you may know, Weatherly was one of the leads of NCIS for 13 seasons.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

So is this worth a watch? Trailer got me interested but would love to hear some thoughts.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Originally Posted by jacob_b View Post
So is this worth a watch? Trailer got me interested but would love to hear some thoughts.
Hasn't aired yet on the West coast, but I checked the Bull Facebook page and most of the comments were positive. People loved Weatherly as the title character. I'm guessing most of the sample audience was NCIS fans.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

I thought it was worth another look. Some of the stuff that happened in the case was a little too convenient, but I'll give it some time.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Back after the Jessica Alba/Dark Angel experience, it looked like her career was going to leave him in the dust (Honey, Sin City (x2), Fantastic Four x2, endless paparazzi shots). Who knew he'd do 13 years on the top rated drama and now head up his own show? I never watched NCIS but I've always remembered him from Dark Angel. I'm hoping (time allowing) to give Bull a shot.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Alba's net worth is estimated to be around $340 million while Weatherly's is around $15M.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

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Alba's net worth is estimated to be around $340 million while Weatherly's is around $15M.
Fair enough, but the majority of that money is from The Honest Company, not her various acting exploits. No doubt she's done well for herself. But my comment wasn't about whether Jessica Alba has been successful. It's about the general mood in the circles I traveled at the time about Michael Weatherly after the end of the series (and their relationship). He's done well for himself as well.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

It was okay, seen worse. Wife likes Weatherly, so we'll at least record it each week.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Just finished it. it was alright. I liked Weatherly on NCIS and I'm willing to see how this develops.

So the mother of the jealous girl was the one who killed the Asian girlfriend? How did Bull figure that out? I sort of got that she was the killer when she opened her jewelry box with the necklace in it.

Very reminiscent of The Mentalist in style. Bull seems very similar to Patrick Jane, especially with his ability to read juries.

Anyone notice that Steven Spielberg was a credited Producer?
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Very convenient plotting, but I liked it. Never saw ncis, but I like the lead.

Will def tune in again.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

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So the mother of the jealous girl was the one who killed the Asian girlfriend? How did Bull figure that out? I sort of got that she was the killer when she opened her jewelry box with the necklace in it.
Curious how he figured that out as well. Doesn't make a lot of sense...
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

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Fair enough, but the majority of that money is from The Honest Company, not her various acting exploits. No doubt she's done well for herself. But my comment wasn't about whether Jessica Alba has been successful. It's about the general mood in the circles I traveled at the time about Michael Weatherly after the end of the series (and their relationship). He's done well for himself as well.
A lead on a CBS procedural is nice for the bank account and job security but is hardly the stuff that celebrity and stardom is based on, unless you just love the 50 year old ladies from Topeka.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

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Curious how he figured that out as well. Doesn't make a lot of sense...
Yeah, they didn't elaborate on that. It felt like it was just tacked on so the criminal wouldn't escape justice. Her husband was screwing the daughter's boyfriend too, right? Or did I misunderstand that?

I'll probably watch this if there's nothing better on, but it's definitely not dvr-worthy. I can't help but think of "The Grinder" during the courtroom scenes.
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Yeah, they didn't elaborate on that. It felt like it was just tacked on so the criminal wouldn't escape justice. Her husband was screwing the daughter's boyfriend too, right? Or did I misunderstand that?

I'll probably watch this if there's nothing better on, but it's definitely not dvr-worthy. I can't help but think of "The Grinder" during the courtroom scenes.
You did misunderstand it as they were just best friends (the boy and the girl). But yes, he did meet up with the father for a little loving.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Is the lawyer for the client going to be a complete a-hole every week?
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Still in, I haven't watched a network procedural since Grissom left CSI.

Enjoying this one so far, even though its completely ridiculous.
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Cant seem to really get into this yet. And the entire premise kind of pisses me off. The dont seem to be interested in the truth, just trying to manipulate people into voting how they want. If this is based on facts, it says bad things about our legal system.
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Cant seem to really get into this yet. And the entire premise kind of pisses me off. The dont seem to be interested in the truth, just trying to manipulate people into voting how they want. If this is based on facts, it says bad things about our legal system.
Where've you been?

The U.S. legal system has a lot going for it, but it's based on people with all the failings that come with the fact that people aren't perfect. Some people will care about justice, some won't. Some people in a position to affect justice will have an argument with their wife, or their kid will be hooked on drugs, or maybe their daughter was assaulted by a man who looks just like the man on trial. Bias, ulterior motives, and just plain old exhaustion are rampant. Jury analysis is amongst the least bad things in the system.
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Cant seem to really get into this yet. And the entire premise kind of pisses me off. The dont seem to be interested in the truth, just trying to manipulate people into voting how they want. If this is based on facts, it says bad things about our legal system.
It's loosely based on Dr. Phil McGraw's early career, so it's partially fact, I guess.
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CBS orders a full season (22 episodes): http://tvline.com/2016/10/17/bull-fu...ael-weatherly/
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Caught up with the last 3 episodes yesterday.

If you like legal dramas, the show is okay. Weatherly is charismatic and the character is different from DiNozzo on NCIS. However, the most recent episode "Callisto" that aired on 10/18 was easily the worst. Bull's team traveled to Callisto, Texas to help defend some woman in a drug patent suit. There were some hilariously bad fake Texan accents. No reason for it. Jill Flint, who I normally like, had one of the most over the top fake accents. She played a woman from Bull's past representing the plaintiff. The episode was directed/written like someone who has never been to Texas imagining what people in Texas speak and act like. And silly ending with how the suit was resolved.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

CBS Programming Advisory for Tuesday, Nov. 1
The network will opt for repeats of "NCIS," "Bull" and "NCIS: New Orleans" against Game 6 of the World Series on FOX.

Damn it. Now my DVR thinks BULL has been recorded and won't record the show when it finally airs. CBS chickenshits.
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Re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/20/16

Eliza Dushku has joined the cast: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2...20170323cbs02/

She has the contract option to become a series regular in season 2 this Fall.

http://deadline.com/2017/03/eliza-du...ly-1202049982/

Also, the show was renewed for a 2nd season today.
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re: Bull (CBS) -- S: Michael Weatherly -- Series Thread

I'm a fan of the show.

It's just different enough to be interesting.
The cast being very likable is a huge plus.
Especially Freddy Rodriquez, liked him ever since 6 Feet.
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BULL SQUARES OFF AGAINST HIS ON-AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN ROMANTIC INTEREST WHEN HE JOINS THE CASE OF A WIDOW WHO CLAIMS SHE KILLED HER BILLIONAIRE HUSBAND IN SELF-DEFENSE, ON THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF "BULL," TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

Minka Kelly Guest Stars as Kara Clayton, a Young Woman Accused of Killing Her Billionaire Husband

Jill Flint Returns as Diana Lindsay, Bull's On-Again, Off-Again Romantic Interest

"School for Scandal" - When Bull joins the district attorney in a case against Kara Clayton (Minka Kelly)
, who claims she killed her billionaire husband in self-defense, tensions run high when he learns that his on-again, off-again romantic interest, Diana Lindsay (Jill Flint)
, is defending the widow. Also, Chunk makes a decision about his future, on the second season premiere of BULL, Tuesday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Michael Weatherly (Dr. Jason Bull)
Freddy Rodriguez (Benny Col�n)
Geneva Carr (Marissa Morgan)
Jaime Lee Kirchner (Danny James)
Annabelle Attanasio (Cable McCrory)
Christopher Jackson (Chunk Palmer)

RECURRING CAST:

Jill Flint (Diana Lindsay)

GUEST CAST:

Minka Kelly (Kara Clayton)
Ronald Guttman (Marcus Clayton)
Kyle Bary (Receptionist)
Brian Stokes Mitchell (Perry Sinclair)
John Rue (George Donahue)
Richard Litt (Judge Brisbee)
Alex Landi (Juror 1)
Anna Holbrook (Juror 17)
Sarah Mack (Juror 39)
Mike Keller (Court Officer)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron

DIRECTED BY: Vincent Misiano

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