NBC is cutting ties with part of the Chicago family. Deadline reports that NBC has canceled Chicago Justice after one season. The series is the newest, and lowest-rated, member of NBC’s Chicago series that includes Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. Though it pulled in slightly better ratings than fellow NBC dramas Taken and Shades of Blue, it wasn’t enough to save Chicago Justice.
Earlier in May NBC renewed Fire, P.D., and Med, but held off on deciding Justice‘s fate until after the upfronts. Chicago Fire was expected to get renewed, as it is NBC’s highest-rated and most watched drama behind This Is Us. There was talk before the upfronts that either Med or Justice, the two youngest Chicago shows, would not be going forward. After Med‘s renewal along with Fire and P.D., it was just a matter of time before Justice was canceled.
Chicago Justice, created by Dick Wolf as a spinoff of Chicago P.D., the series followed Peter Stone (Philip Winchester) as he and his team at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office pursue justice in the courts of Chicago. Along with Winchester, the series stars Jon Seda, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro, and Carl Weathers (who would probably argue that NBC should save the remains of Chicago Justice to get a good stew going).