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Michael Weatherly's 'Bull' Renewed At CBS Despite Harassment Allegations Against Former 'NCIS' Star

Michael Weatherly at The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards in California, 2014
August 5, 2019 - 13:00 / Laura Pérez

Michael Weatherly's Bull will continue despite harassment allegations against him. According to the CBS Entertainment chief, the show is still very popular and millions of people watch it every week.

Some would have thought that Michael Weatherly's Bull would not be renewed due to Eliza Dushku's harassment allegations against the former NCIS star, however, CBS announced that the television show will actually continue. The fourth season of the show will start on September 23rd, this year. 

Michael Weatherly at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: Bull at The Robin Williams Center in New York City, 2018

Audiences still watch Bull, despite harassment allegations against Weatherly

CBS Entertainment chief, Kelly Kahl, addressed the controversy in which both actors are involved and said that Weatherly was "remorseful and apologetic" after Dushku's harassment claims; he also explained that Michael is going through leadership coaching in order to get help on how to set a positive example for everybody: "he is taking his responsibility as the head of the show to make it a positive place to work." 

It seems like the CBS president is fully aware of Bull's popularity, which is the main reason why the show will continue; according to him, more than 10 million people watch it every week. "Michael is loved by our audience, even after these allegations came out, people continued to watch."

Eliza Dushku at the special screening of Mapplethorpe, New York City, 2019

What happened between Eliza Dushku and NCIS star Michael Weatherly?

In 2018 Eliza Dushku stated that she was not feeling comfortable on the set of Bull due to Weatherly's innapropriate behavior, reporting different situations where Weatherly allegedly joked about sexual situations involving her. After filing formal complaints she was written off the show and CBS paid her 9.5 million dollars to settle the sexual harassment claims she made against Weatherly.