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May 15th, 2019 under Eliza Dushku, Michael Weatherly

When CBS announced that they picked up Bull for another season, many people called Bull. That is because they could not believe that the network would keep a show where they had to settle a sexual harassment case for $9.5 because of the legal drama’s star.

Since the renewal, it was revealed that Amblin, the production company behind Bull, pulled out from producing the show; but we have not heard from CBS. Today, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl explained his decision. He said, “Michael made a mistake in his comments [to Dushku]. He owned that mistake. He was apologetic at the time, and he was remorseful.” Then he added Weatherly, “was willing to take any kind of coaching or training we deem necessary for him to create a positive environment on the set.”

Ultimately the exec says, “When we looked at the totality of the situation, we felt comfortable bringing ‘Bull’ back on the air. He took everything very seriously and wants to move forward. He’s a dad, he’s a father. He was upset by this. He wants to make it better.”

Should that be enough? We have not seen Weatherly make any public statement since then. Whatever he says will be ripped apart, but at least we can see if he is truly remorseful. I think he needs to do that. I also think CBS needs to let us know if has he done anything to rectify the situation. If not, it makes it seem like, to me, CBS is OK with sexual harassment as long as you tell them you want to do better. That is not enough.

Do you agree with CBS’s decision to renew the show?


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