CBS Drops ‘Bull’ Showrunner Following Workplace Investigation https://t.co/kBmIQ1MYVs— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 21, 2021
The show’s writing staff underwent multiple departures after production wrapped for season five.
CBS Studios launched an investigation regarding those writers’ exits.
CBS declined to address questions about the reasons for Caron’s departure.
Co-star Freddy Rodriguez, who played Benjamin “Benny” Colón on Bull for more than 100 episodes, is also exiting the show after a workplace investigation. CBS declined to comment on the circumstances.
Five past and present Bull writers (but declined to be named for fear of professional repercussions), say Caron fostered a disrespectful work environment during his four-year tenure. He expressed opinions they perceived as callous and it was common for him to berate the writing staff. Lessons acquired about craft were ultimately outweighed by the showrunner’s demeanor.
The show’s culture did not improve after it was revealed in 2018 that Eliza Dushku was harassed by Weatherly on the set of Bull.
The series, starring Michael Weatherly, was renewed for a sixth season.