Spielberg quits exec producer role on Bull as it gains a season four renewal - and other US TV show renewals and cancellations revealed
It's that time of year when we find out whether our favourite US TV shows has survived the axe and the latest batch of series renewals and cancellations have been announced. However it hasn't been without some controversy.
CBS made the decision to renew legal drama Bull for a fourth season. This is likely to come as a surprise to many as the show was at the centre of controversy ahead of its third season debut when it confirmed that Eliza Dushku, who guest starred at the end of the first season, confronted the show's star Michael Weatherly over inappropriate behaviour.
While Weatherly went on statement, saying that he was "mortified to have offended her", this came to light after it was announced that CBS had award Dushku a $9.5 million pay out - the fee she would have earned had she been part of the show as a season regular as planned. It seems this controversy has been enough to make executive producer and Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg and his company Amblin Entertainment quit the show.
There were other renewals from CBS too. In addition to recent new season pick ups for Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, NCIS and its spin-offs NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, the network has also renewed MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, S.W.A.T., SEAL Team and Madam Secretary.
Other networks have also confirmed the fate of several shows. Starz has renewed Powers for a sixth and final season, while ABC has cancelled legal drama For The People after two seasons and TBS has cancelled detective drama Angie Tribeca after four seasons.