NBC has cancelled Chicago Justice after one season, having opted not to renew the legal spinoff for Season 2, RenewCancelTV has confirmed.
The cancellation comes despite the network renewing Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. for the 2017-18 season.
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. 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. There have been no syndication sales yet for Chicago Fire, finishing Season 5, or Chicago P.D, wrapping Season 4.
That said, the mothership Chicago Fire is NBC’s second-highest-rated and most watched drama series behind breakout This Is Us. All Chicago shows have performed respectably and are efficiently produced. For its freshman season, Chicago Justice averaged a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7) vs. 1.9 for Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med and 2.3 or Chicago Fire.