When you turn on NCIS
tonight, there will be one familiar face missing. Michael Weatherly
, who played Tony DiNozzo on the most-watched drama series on television, left the show to headline Bull
. In CBS' latest legal drama, Weatherly stars as Dr. Jason Bull, who runs the Trial Analysis Corporation. His job is to advise clients on how to influence a jury and win their cases.
The show is loosely based on Dr. Phil McGraw's early career. McGraw, better known as the host of Dr. Phil
, co-wrote the pilot
's Paul Attanasio. It seems only right that Attanasio is behind the wheel on this show, since Dr. Bull is billed as a kind of Dr. House for lawyers.
debuts on September 20 at 9 p.m. ET, Click through
for an introduction to the cast surrounding Weatherly. (David M. Russell/CBS)