Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ With Option to Become Series Regular in Season 2

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Eliza Dushku has joined the cast of “Bull,” which was just renewed Thursday for a second season on CBSVariety has learned.

Dushku will appear in a three-episode arc this season on “Bull,” and has the option to be upped to a series regular in Season 2. She makes her debut on Tuesday, May 9.

Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.


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Known for her roles in “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Dushku most recently appeared in the final season of “Banshee.” She also starred in the 2016 television movie “The Saint,” plus films “Bring It On,” “True Lies,” “This Boy’s Life,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Wrong Turn,” “Soul Survivors,” and “That Night.”

Led by “NCIS” alum Weatherly, “Bull” also stars Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Annabelle Attanasio, and Christopher Jackson.

Dushku is repped by Paradigm, Silver Lining Entertainment, and attorney Ryan Levine.

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  1. M Hadge says:

    Eliza plays the tough.angry woman like a freshman in drama class. Overplayed
    Tiresome no
    depth. Boring!

    Little despth

  2. M Hadge says:


  3. Mo says:

    I love this actress- have been a fan for many years. However, after watching her on the show, she is a bad fit for this role. She seemed to be “acting” and I didn’t buy it at all. Super bummed because she is an incredible action and sci-fi actor. Maybe she will grow into the role but even though she is in her 30s she seemed like a 20 something playing lawyer. Hope I’m wrong!

  4. It’s nice to see Miss Dushku’s face on TV again. She’s charismatic and watchable. Congratulations on pursuing your education!

  5. Anthony says:

    I hope Dushku stays with the show if she feels it’s right for her – she’s the most interesting actress in America: subtle, powerful, tough, vulnerable, funny and charismatic.

  6. dyan hayes says:

    FINALLY ! As much as I love Bull, there was something missing; some episodes, especially the ones with his “lost love” would have me getting up and attending to other tasks until the last few minutes, just to see how it ended. It wasn’t the fault of the actress, she was just “drawn” that way…but she was not memorable, can;t even pull up a picture of her in my mind. But Dushku ! Now THERE is a lightning rod, someone to deserve a little obsession for Bull….Hope she is around frequently next season; as wonderful as his support team is, the show NEEDS a strong energy to push back with….someone on his side, but not subjugated….She was great !

  7. Cassandra Kovalkevich says:

    I have followed Dushku career since childhood. Her roles have changed my life. Great to see her again..Bull was great before, she has made it better!

  8. slaflamme2 says:

    Eliza is an absolute improvement to the show. Hope she stays.

  9. Anthony says:

    Beautiful. I’ll watch anything Dushku’s in.

  10. Carolina Girl says:

    Great to see her back on TV!

  11. victoriamemorial says:

    Absolutely adore her. SO amazing in Buffy and Dollhouse. I’ll be watching every week, now.

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