Michael Weatherly has broken the hearts of many with the announcement that he’s leaving NCIS at the end of season 13. The actor who has played the role of Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo for almost 13 seasons isn’t leaving CBS, however. He has signed on with the network to star in a pilot about Dr. Phil McGraw.
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Bull is based on the early days of Dr. Phil. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Weatherly will play the role of Dr. Bull, “the head of a company that analyzes juries to help develop defense strategies. He has a physicality and feral intelligence that make him magnetic to women, and a bruising candor.”
Dr. Phil McGraw was the head of a renown trial consulting service prior to his days as a TV star.
Michael Weatherly and CBS announced in January that he was leaving NCIS.
“DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character and I couldn’t have had more fun playing him over the past 13 seasons,” he said at the time.
— Variety (@Variety) March 16, 2016
It will be a bit of a consolation for Michael Weatherly fans to know he’s staying on CBS for this upcoming pilot. There’s nothing quite like Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo, however.
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