NBC has canceled a prime-time drama series, pulling the plug on the show that has been the lowest-rated series in Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that the freshman series “Chicago Justice” won’t be back for a second season.
“Flagship ‘Chicago Fire’ as well as ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘Chicago Med’ were renewed earlier this month, while the decision on the newest and lowest-rated entry in the franchise, ‘Chicago Justice,’ was tabled until after the upfronts,” Andreeva notes. “Over the past month of so, there had been some chatter that one of the newer Chicago-set shows, likely ‘Chicago Justice,’ might not continue.”
Andreeva adds: “As can be expected after 30 years in business, the financial relationship between Wolf and NBC is complex, and, with few exceptions, network drama series are not as lucrative as they used to be, with limited opportunities in the SVOD and cable off-network space.”