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Bull: Season 1 (2016-2017)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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In Season 1 of this drama, a renowned psychologist heads a prolific trial consulting service in this drama series based on the early career of Dr Phil McGraw.

Cast

Michael Weatherly
as Dr. Jason Bull
Freddy Rodriguez
as Benny Colón
Chris Jackson
as Chunk Palmer
Geneva Carr
as Marissa Morgan
Annabelle Attanasio
as Cable McCrory
Jaime Lee Kirchner
as Danny James
Eliza Dushku
as J.P. Nunnelly
Dena Tyler
as Liberty Davis
Kelcy Griffin
as Lauren Everton
Frank Whaley
as Max Hyland
Laura Breckenridge
as Erin Howland
Holly Curran
as Lt. Tamsin Dale
Barrett Doss
as Kerry Ketchum
Latarsha Rose
as Donna Henderson
Isaiah Washington
as Jules Caffrey
Trieste Kelly Dunn
as Captain Taylor Mathison
Yara Martinez
as Isabella Colón
Justine Lupe
as Ginny Bretton
Christina Jackson
as Laurel Guthrie
Omar Maskati
as Jace Rundle
Diana Lindsay
as Jill Flint
Chris Beetem
as John Phillips
Meryl Jones Williams
as Dr. Amy Levin
Ed Jewett
as Ned Elston
Amy Rutberg
as Abigail
Tiffany Villarin
as Amanda Toll
Jordan Mahome
as William Henderson
Donnie Keshawarz
as Major Carl Burkitt
Cristina Rosato
as Sofia Dern
Joe Tippett
as Merle Deavers
Willa Fitzgerald
as Susan Bryant
Jill Flint
as Diana Lindsay
Suzzanne Douglas
as Betty Everton
Linda Powell
as Colonel Garcia
Brendan Dooling
as Troy Dickerson
Curtiss Cook
as Dean Poole
Kurt Fuller
as Judge Robert Genda
Aaron Serotsky
as Attorney Dworkin
Sarah Steele
as Ellen Huff
Jayce Bartok
as Vin Gallico
Luke Forbes
as Louis the Bailiff
Jeremy Shamos
as Isaac Chambers
Andre Ware
as Colonel Abernathy Jackson
Desmin Borges
as Reed Kenworthy
Rod Knoll
as Arthur Jolene
Bryan Hamilton
as Sebastian
Alexa Mansour
as Yuna Kee
Daniel McCabe
as Carter Spinell
Cindy Cheung
as Wendy Anderson
Paul Fitzgerald
as Defense Attorney Peter Glauster
Joe Grifasi
as Judge Arlen Rand
Marcus Ho
as Joe Mercado
Jared Kemp
as Jordan
Parker Stevenson
as Gavin Everton
Saidah Arrika Ekulona
as Judge Lucille Abernathy
Ian Lithgow
as CEO Griffin Fuller
Clara Wong
as Mary Fowler
Frank Ridley
as Judge Albert Darling
Tom Degnan
as Special Agent John Riley
Nicole Shalhoub
as Prosecutor Valence
Adina Alexander
as Judge Edith Rothstein
Evan Parke
as Lt. Thader
Em Grosland
as Young Hipster
Andy Bustillos
as Larry Kane
Jade Wu
as Judge Bergen
Tony Del Bono
as Juror #4
Matt Wall
as Reporter #1
Sam McMurray
as Errol Windemere
Lawrence Ballard
as Judge Granby
Suzanna Hay
as Mary, Juror #1
Driton "Tony" Tomaj
as Gordon Guthrie
Todd Faulkner
as Dave Reynolds
Chance Kelly
as Detective Hagerty
Alex Breaux
as Rob McKellan
Alex Danilov
as Carter Phillips
Dani Baum
as Juror #5
Feliz Ramirez
as Female Server
Anna Weng
as Stella
James McCaffrey
as Thornton Grey
Malin Barr
as Tanya Bryant
Ramon Nunez
as Dewey Cussler
Adam Lindo
as M.P. 1
Don Guillory
as Ethan, Juror #7
Jinn S. Kim
as ESU Specialist
Brynne Erin McManimie
as Captain Elissa Willimon, Juror #12
Leslie Silva
as Judge Maya Lamkin
Jason MacDonald
as Clint Dickerson
Daniel Raymont
as Vince Stowman
Tom Brangle
as Roger, Juror
Hannah Jelinovic
as Hawley Slan
Amelia Fowler
as Amy, Jury Foreman
Lilli Cooper
as Claudia
Lucca De Oliveira
as Austin Becker
Anthony Hull
as Kendrick
Jose Guns Alves
as Jack Hernandez, Juror #4
Michele Tauber
as Juror Martha Plemmons
Caroline Kaplan
as Rachel Grey
Darin Guerrasio
as Dr. Miller
Kathleen Kwan
as Dr. Wolf
Jason Ostrowski
as Coach Gary
Joshua De La Cruz
as Adam Bunson
Gabriel Awan
as Court Officer
Bibi Nshimba
as Capt. Sharice Wellstone, Juror #5
Kendall Lloyd
as Jury Foreman George
Molly Crowley
as Margaret
Arija Bareikis
as Moira Dickerson
Kenneth Maharaj
as Plaintiff's Expert
Karl Jacob
as Sarcoma
Stephen O'Reilly
as Jeffrey Bryant
Karina Arroyave
as Lurla Gray
Bill Vila
as Mock Juror #1
Brian Cade
as Captain Lambert, Juror #8
Bruno Iannone
as Older Man
Cilda Shaur
as Mock Juror #2
Josh Liberight
as Judge Ranken
Mark K. Anthony
as Security Guard
Jacob Berger
as Police Officer
Daniel Jenkins
as ADA Carey Weinbach
Dan Shor
as Dr. Hickman
Lynne Valley
as Juror Juliette Lee
Diana Perez
as Claire, Reporter
Nell Balaban
as Mock Juror #3
Nicole Beatty
as Juror Geraldine
Lawrence Arancio
as Juror Orville Maynard
Duvall O'Steen
as Dr. Strand
Morgan Webb
as Neely Lamm
Jason Boyle
as Juror Peter
Jake Eavey
as Bobby Vega
Kacie Sheik
as Courtney
Kevin Godec
as Patrick
Andrew Ayala
as Juror Frederick West
George Newton
as Juror George
Tim Miller
as Friendly Juror
Lydia Gladstone
as Mirror Connie
Blain Sanchez
as Juror Dave Lemanski
Josh Alscher
as Wade Miller
Ivan Moore
as Court Officer
Milly Guzman
as Potential Juror #1
Thomas Hart Benton
as Judge Ferris
Torrey Wigfield
as Mirror Walter
Matt Lipton
as Christopher
William Henderson White
as Mock Foreman #1
Anja Jai
as Jessica
Theogan Iyer
as Passenger Theo
Andrew Kaempfer
as Mirror Rodger
Steve Lord
as Bouncer
Kim Exum
as Agatha
Danny Kuriakose
as Man on the Street #3
Natasha Murray
as Mock Foreman #2
Shari Abdul
as Cosplayer
Denise Bessette
as Mock Foreman #3
Rodney Jones
as Man on the Street #4
James Kautz
as Mirror Wade
Michael James Shaw
as Rick Jarvis
Sigali Hamberger
as Man on the Street #5
Helen Mendez
as Martha Plemmons Mirror
Alex Ashrafi
as Mirror Christopher
Kyle LeMaire
as Mirror George
Divya Sethi
as Mirror Jessica
Tiffany Robinson
as Mirror Agatha
Heather Hilley
as Mirror Juror Alice
James Tam
as Mirror Sydney
Amy Holmes
as CBS Reporter
Teresa Woods
as Reporter #2
Jack Halpin
as Airline Exec
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News & Interviews for Bull: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Bull: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

If you're tired of high-concept dramas and serialized offerings that require far too much viewing time in your already jam-packed schedule, Bull is certainly a light, breezy offering that could help you unwind after a long Tuesday.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

If Bull had been watching me watch, he'd have known I was inclined to vote the show guilty - of being thoroughly missable.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Weatherly is the here, the now and the only overriding reason to watch Bull. On his own or in the NCIS ensemble, his star quality is obvious and likely enough to carry Bull through a multi-season run.

September 16, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I doubt it's possible for a CBS legal drama starring former NCIS player Michael Weatherly and debuting between NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles not to be a hit.

September 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Even Weatherly's most devoted fans may find this one a load of bull.

September 20, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

But wait! This is something different - it's about a trial consultant who advises clients about how to choose and influence a jury. If you think that's going to make this series something special, you may need some analysis of your own.

September 20, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bull: Season 1

½

Michael Weatherly stars in the CBS courtroom drama Bull, a fresh new series about trial science. Co-created by Dr. Phil McGraw (based on his early career) and executively produced by Steven Spielberg, the series follows psychologist Dr. Jason Bull as he and his team help clients select sympathetic juries and devise trial strategies that will win over those juries. A procedural, case-of-the-week series, the cases cover a variety of crimes from murder to financial scams to corporate theft. There's not a lot of character development for the main cast, but occasionally the writers use a case to explore some of the characters' backstories; such as Bull's failed marriage. And unfortunately most of the cases aren't all that dramatic or suspenseful, as they're geared more towards showing how Bull's team works. Still, Bull delivers a promising first season and its trial science angle gives it a unique perspective that raises it above the standard, run-of-the-mill courtroom drama.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

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