Bull Clinches U.K. Free-to-Air Slot


Channel 5 and CBS Studios International (CBSSI) have signed a licensing agreement for the exclusive U.K. free-to-air broadcast rights to Bull.

The hit drama will premiere in the U.K. on 5USA this summer. Bull stars NCIS alum Michael Weatherly as Dr. Bull, who combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.

Katie Keenan, the head of acquisitions for Channel 5 and VIMN UK, said, “Michael Weatherly has an army of fans for his work on NCIS, and I’m thrilled that Channel 5 is able to bring his brand-new series to the U.K. Our 5USA audience loves gripping U.S. drama, and I can’t wait for them to meet Dr. Jason Bull.”

Stephen Tague, the senior VP for Europe at CBS Studios International, said, “We are thrilled to bring Bull, the number one new series on U.S. television, to U.K. free-to-air audiences. Bull landing on 5USA further strengthens our relationship with Channel 5 and complements the network’s impressive slate of existing CBS programming.”