NBC has canceled the legal drama, Chicago Justice, after one season and 13 episodes, Deadline.com reports.
The show starred Philip Winchester as a Chicago assistant state’s attorney who led a team of investigators tackling the city’s most politically-sensitive cases. Joelle Carter (pictured above), formerly of FX’s Justified, played one of the investigators.
Chicago Justice, which was created by Law & Order legend Dick Wolf, generated mixed reviews from the critics, scoring a 70 out of a possible 100 at RottenTomatoes.com.
“Chicago Justice‘s first season won’t sway procedural nonbelievers, but for fans of the franchise, it marks another solid entry that should satisfy faithful viewers and newcomers alike,” the site states.
The live debut episode captured nearly nine million viewers, a decent performance for a new show. But the now series finale, which aired May 14, was seen by fewer than six million.
The ratings decline apparently was too much even for Dick Wolf to save the show.
— Phillip Swann