Is Bull Season 7 happening at CBS?
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When it comes to shows shrouded in controversy, Bull is one that stands out. It may not be a surprise to hear that Season 7 isn’t happening.
That’s right; Michael Weatherly’s series, Bull is coming to an end after six seasons. For many, it isn’t surprising that it’s canceled. Even just looking at the live ratings, the writing was on the wall. Mixed with the controversy surrounding the show over the years, it was only really a matter of time.
The show has been faced with controversy from the beginning. Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Eliza Dushku spoke out about Weatherly’s treatment of her on set and before Season 6 premiered, we learned Freddy Rodriguez wouldn’t return due to workplace misconduct. We’ve also got to question why Steven Spielberg completely cut ties with the show.
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Why is Bull canceled after six seasons?
According to TVLine, the series is ending due to Weatherly deciding that it’s time to move onto other projects. However, the show may have been facing the end anyway, and six seasons is a good run for TV nowadays. Just look at how many shows struggle to get past two seasons!
Bull was sitting at the bottom of the CBS scripted shows until Good Sam premiered. The new medical drama is now at the very bottom, but this legal drama wasn’t that far behind. While the streaming numbers may have been good enough to justify a renewal had everyone been around, the controversy around the series and Weatherly leaving have made it almost impossible to keep it going.
There are 12 episodes left to the season. They will be worked to bring closure to the show.
What did you think of Bull? Are you surprised the series is ending after six seasons? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Bull airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS. Catch up on the series on Paramount+.