Bull (CBS, Tuesdays, 9/8C) is very, very loosely inspired by the cases of the young Dr. Phil McGraw and his consulting firm as a trial consulting psychologist – cleverly updated for today’s technology. Michael Weatherly is the young Dr. Bull, a man with three PhDs in psychology and a team that will shape the conversation around a criminal trial to best effect – he uses mock juries, personal investigations, behavioral science and more. He’s very good in the role.
In the premiere, he helps defend a rich kid who is accused of killing his girlfriend during a party where everyone overindulged in some way.
Beginning Friday, January 9th, El Rey will be marathoning the action sci-fi series Dark Angel, starring Jessica Alba.
Created by James Cameron – and starring Alba in her lead role – Dark Angel is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the genetically-enhanced Max Guevara (Alba) struggles to survive as government agents try to capture her and others like her for nefarious purposes.
El Rey plans to air all 43 of the series’ episodes. Alba and El Rey creator Robert Rodriguez will provide introductions. For details, follow the jump.
The ninth-season finale of NCIS (CBS, Tuesdays, 9/8C) ending with the explosion of a car bomb at NCIS headquarters, left the fates of Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ team, NCIS Director Leon Vance and forensics expert Abby Scuitto up in the air – and precipitated a heart attack that left Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard lying, seemingly alone, on a beach. The show’s tenth season premiere, Extreme Prejudice, picks up shortly thereafter.
Few television programs and boast of increased ratings over several seasons. NCIS [CBS, Tuesdays, 8/7C] recently hit a series high – in its eighth season! This week’s episode, Recruited, displays the balance of procedural and character that has enabled the series to flourish for so long.
Season seven of NCIS was, quite possibly, the show’s best yet. Over the course of the season, characters faced personal challenges that more than rivalled the cases they were working on. Throughout, the writing, performances and direction kept things moving and the audience involved.