Michael Weatherly Shoots The Bull With Dr. Phil

BULLIt’s not exactly a secret that the CBS hit drama Bull has famous roots: The show’s premise — and lead character, Dr. Jason Bull — were inspired by the pre-TV career of Dr. Phil McGraw, who was well-known in the legal field for founding one of the country’s most successful trial consulting firms. On the show, the character is played by Michael Weatherly, who met McGraw while working on NCIS and has been friends with him ever since. Weatherly told us that having access to the man who lived his character’s life has been a valuable resource, but he won’t tell us exactly how valuable. (Click on the media bar below to hear Michael Weatherly)

New episodes of Bull airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c.on CBS

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Michael Weatherly Gets His Phil Of ‘Bull’ Advice

landscape-1463610010-bullOn the CBS hit drama Bull, Michael Weatherly stars as trial jury consultant Dr. Jason Bull, a character inspired by — of all people — Dr. Phil McGraw.  Before his TV career took off, McGraw was well-known in the field, having founded one of the nation’s most prolific trial consulting films.

Fortunately for Weatherly, he’s been friends with McGraw for several years — they met when he was working on NCIS — so whenever he’s got any questions about the character, he’s able to go right to the source. (Click on the media bar below to hear Michael Weatherly)

Bull airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on CBS

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‘THE DOCTORS’ PROBE DANGEROUS FADS

Cast of "The Doctors" photo courtesy CBS Television

Cast of "The Doctors" photo courtesy CBS Television

“Every year, 10 million people get behind the wheel with drugs in their system,” says Dr. Travis Stork. “Any substance that affects your brain, affects your judgment.”

In terrifying simulations, using Drive Square Systems technology, the Emmy-winning series, The Doctors (Monday, January 31) demonstrates the potentially lethal effects of driving while under the influence of marijuana, as well as the deadly consequences of texting behind the wheel.

The Doctors offers advice in what you need to know to keep your kids safe from such dangerous trends as setting your hair on fire, ingesting pet medications and even the newest self-mutilation techniques of needling.

The Doctors is a medical talk show created by Dr. Phil (McGraw).

What ever happened to felling euphoric enough by just making love?

TED WILLIAMS ENTERING REHAB AFTER DR. PHIL MEETING?

Dr. Phil McGraw courtesy Jerry Avenaim (CC-BY-SA 2.5, 2.0, 1.0)

Dr. Phil McGraw courtesy Jerry Avenaim (CC-BY-SA 2.5, 2.0, 1.0)

Ted Williams, not the baseball legend but the “homeless man” who was discovered and given another chance in life by the media, is going into drug/alcohol rehab, People magazine said yesterday.

In something of a 19th Century remake of Meet John Doe, military vet Williams got catapulted from his plunge to the streets by the Columbus Dispatch, introducing him to the world by way of the web where stardom quickly embraced and overtook him.

Williams made headlines again when L.A. cops detained him for something about yelling at his daughter.

Well, two days later Williams was on Dr.Phil‘s (McGraw) show where he confessed that he was still overwhelmed by the shadow of the bottle.

“If Ted is ever going to get better, he’s got to be honest with himself and admit he’s addicted to drugs and alcohol,” McGraw said.  “I’ve told him it’s not going to be easy and it’s going to take a lot of hard work. It might be a long journey for him, but this is a big step in the right direction.”

Apparently Mr. Williams was listening to the good doctor’s diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.

OPRA’S NETWORK INCLUDES THE JUDDS AND TATUM, RYAN O’NEAL

Opra Winfrey on her first syndicated show, The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 (ABC Television)

Opra Winfrey on her first syndicated show, The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 (ABC Television)

With a wave of her hand (a stroke of a pen, actually) Oprah Winfrey created (along with a little help from Discovery Communications) a whole new cable omniverse she calls Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

The news of the news is that Opera cable will establish itself with three new original reality shows coming to a TV near you on high noon, the first of the year.

Naomi and Wynonna Judd will get their very own real reality series (cleverly titled) The Judds, that brings into your living room the mother-daughter country legends preparing for their first tour in a decade.

Carson Kressley is a design and fashion expert (we are told) who will be roaming the backwaters to educate the unwashed in Carson-Nation

And, to answer the question of whatever happened to (former a-list star) Ryan O’Neal and his Oscar©-winning daughter, Tatum, they’re still alive and will be seen in (the very appropriately named) Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals. Well, the release promises that Ryan and little Tatum will try to repair their relationship after decades of wear, tear and rust.

It’s a start.  But with this venue I’m encouraged to send my mult-rejected box set of (alternative) reality shows to Harpo in Chicago.