'Bull' Season 4 Episode 18 set to air on April 6, no word yet if legal procedural will have a curtailed season

'Bull' Season 4 Episode 18 set to air on April 6, no word yet if legal procedural will have a curtailed season
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'Bull' fans will be disappointed. Episode 18 'Off the Rails' will not air on CBS on Monday, March 31, and has been pushed to next week. 

A Deadline report gave an update on the list of the CBS shows that halted production amid coronavirus concerns. Several drama series, including the three 'NCIS dramas' for CBS, the mothership, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' as well as 'Bull' have halted filming.  

However, the official synopsis for the upcoming episode is available. According to TV Guide, the premise reads: "Bull faces the unknown in court when TAC represents a train engineer with no memory of the fatal crash he allegedly caused, due to a brain injury he sustained in the collision. Knowing his client's missing memory will help the prosecution's allegation of human error, Bull searches for jurors who will place shared blame at the feet of the engineer's corporate employer."

For now, there is no official word on whether this will be a curtailed season, as 'Bull' usually hits the 22- episode mark. But what could be counted on is the fact that the legal procedural will most definitely be renewed for a fifth season. 

The Michael Weatherly-starrer has consistently dished out solid ratings. It also registered the highest ratings ever of the season after the previous episode. According to tvseriesfinale, the episode saw a whopping 7.1M live viewers and a 0.72 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

This trumps the highest number which was 0.69, the rating of the season opener. Bull's highest live viewership before the previous episode was 6.6M for episode 6: 'Into the Mystic'.

Given the way the series is performing, Season 5 not coming in will be a surprise. 'Bull' is one of CBS hit shows that also boasts of a healthy social media chatter post the airing of each episode. To compare 'Bull' to other long-running legal dramas would be unfair.

This one's pretty unique in itself as it brings in the concept of employees at Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC), a jury consulting firm headed by Dr Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly), who is a psychologist and trial science expert.

Bull uses his skills and those of his team not only to select the right jurors for his clients but to help his clients' lawyers decide which type of argument will win over jurors best.

'Bull' airs on Mondays at 10 pm ET on CBS.

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