Rookie Series CHICAGO JUSTICE Canceled

Rookie Series CHICAGO JUSTICE Canceled

This week it was announced that CHICAGO JUSTICE has been cancelled after only one season due to dissatisfactory ratings. Last week at the NBC upfronts, three out of the four shows that make up NBC’s “Chicago-verse” were renewed but no decision was announced for CHICAGO JUSTICE, the more recent installment. Fans of the struggling series were concerned and this week, NBC made it official and the series was cancelled after its first season.

CHICAGO JUSTICE was one of NBC’s lowest rated dramas with a season average 6.096 million viewers per episode and a 1.12 rating amongst 18-49 year olds. Comparatively, CHICAGO MED was renewed for a third season and had a season average of 6.663 million viewers per episode and a 1.24 rating. Despite a robust pedigree and multiple crossover events with the other more successful CHICAGO series, the Dick Wolf failed to connect with audiences in a way that warranted a second season.

Following the news, JUSTICE actor Jon Seda tweeted out this message of support:

To the cast & fans of @NBCChicagoFire @NBCChicagoPD @NBCChicagoMed & @chicagojustice I'm forever grateful for the ride we shared 2gether!

Seda has appeared in CHICAGO FIRE, P.D., and JUSTICE.

CHICAGO JUSTICE was filmed in and around Chicago along with the NBC’s other “Chicago” shows. No word on what this cancellation means for a potential fifth “Chicago” series that has been discussed speculatively in the past.

Cameron Ciesil is a Chicago-based writer/filmmaker. You can listen to his ramblings on his podcast by clicking here and you can also read his 140-character ramblings on Twitter at @CamTheCiesil.