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

17:50  15 may  2019
17:50  15 may  2019 Source:   tvline.com

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CBS is defending its controversial decision to bring scandal-plagued Bull back for a fourth season . The network last week decided to bring the procedural The network last week decided to bring the procedural back despite a tumultuous year in which leading man Michael Weatherly was accused

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

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

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).

“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.

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CBS is defending its controversial decision to bring scandal-plagued Bull back for a fourth season. Bull ‘s freshly-minted Season 4 renewal has been met with controversy . CBS has officially renewed Bull for a Season 4 , but the fallout over Michael Weatherly 's scandal continues.

CBS is defending its controversial decision to bring scandal-plagued Bull back for a fourth season.The network last week renewed the procedural in Bull ‘s freshly-minted Season 4 renewal has been met with controversy . Per Deadline, Steven Spielberg — who serves as an EP on the

“When we looked at the totality of the situation,” Kahl continued, “we felt comfortable bringing it back on the air.”

In a stinging Boston Globe op-ed, Dushku outlined in great detail the atmosphere on Bull — including lewd comments Weatherly allegedly made toward her — that led to her lodging a formal complaint. She was fired not long afterward.

Weatherly denied having anything to do with Dushku being written off the show, but admitted that he engaged in behavior that was “both not funny and not appropriate,” adding, “I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza.”

During Wednesday’s press conference, Kahl detailed new processes in place to ensure better work environments across all shows and sets. “However things were handled in the past, they are not being handled that way now,” he maintained. “There is no room to sweep anything under the rug.”

‘Bull’: Steven Spielberg & Amblin TV Pull Out Of CBS Drama Over Michael Weatherly Harassment Controversy

‘Bull’: Steven Spielberg & Amblin TV Pull Out Of CBS Drama Over Michael Weatherly Harassment Controversy EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg’ Amblin Television is walking away from CBS’ popular legal drama Bull in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against star Michael Weatherly. “Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are no longer attached to Bull,” a rep for the company said in a statement from Deadline, declining further comment. Spielberg and Amblin TV co-heads Frank and Falvey served as executive producers on Bull for its first three seasons. The procedural drama was just renewed by CBS for a fourth season.

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

CBS bosses have defended a decision to bring Michael Weatherly back for season 4 of the US drama TV series Bull . Sexual harassment allegations were made against Weatherly by Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Eliza Dushku – but a fourth season of the CBS drama was always planned.

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