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Bull is an American television drama that aired on CBS since September 20, 2016.

On May 9, 2019 CBS renewed the series for a fourth season


Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, he 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.

They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón, 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, Dr. Bull's combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.s and top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients' favor.



  • Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull
  • Freddy Rodriguez as Benny Colón
  • Geneva Carr as Marrisa Morgan
  • Chris Jackson as Chunk Palmer
  • Jaime Lee Kirchner as Danny James
  • Annabelle Attanasio as Cable McCrory (Season 1-2)
  • Mackenzie Meehan as Taylor Rentzel (Season 3- )

Guest Stars

  • Trieste Kelly Dunn as Captain Taylor Mathison
  • Sarah Steele as Ellen
  • Jill Flint as Diana
  • Yara Martinez as Isabella "Izzy" Colón

Season overview

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 23 September 20, 2016 May 23, 2017
Season 2 22 September 26, 2017 May 8, 2018
Season 3 22 September 24, 2018 May 13, 2019
Season 4 20 September 23, 2019 May 4, 2020
Season 5 16 November 16, 2020 May 17, 2021
Season 6 October 7, 2021



Critical response

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 23% based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 3.99/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Michael Weatherly's performance is top-notch, but not enough to save a show that relies too heavily on a well-worn series of legal show tropes and an off-putting premise." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 40 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".


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