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The Chicago Code: FOX Drama Cancelled; No Season Two

Chicago Code canceledThe brave officers of The Chicago Code fight for what’s right in their fair city. Unfortunately, that battle doesn’t attract enough viewers to keep their TV show on the air. FOX has cancelled the cop show after one season.

Created by The Shield’s Shawn Ryan, The Chicago Code revolves around the officers of the Chicago Police Department. Veteran detective Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) leads a special unit that fights against crime and corruption in the windy city. Others in the cast include Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley, Todd Williams, Billy Lush, and Delroy Lindo.

The series debuted to an okay 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.43 million total viewers. In week two, it dropped 17% in the demo and the ratings kept dropping in subsequent weeks.

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On May 2nd, The Chicago Code hit a series low with a meager 1.6 in the demo and 5.59 million viewers. Last Monday’s episode bumped up to a 1.7 rating but that’s still far from a good number.

Looking at FOX season averages, the cop TV series is the second lowest-rated drama still on the air (after Fringe on Friday nights).

FOX has now decided to cancel The Chicago Code after one season and 13 episodes. The remaining two unaired episodes will air on the next two Mondays, May 12th and May 23rd.

Ryan reacted on Twitter by writing, “Fox suits loved the show, but have a business to run.”

What do you think? Are you sorry there won’t be a second season? Why do you think this TV series didn’t catch on?

 

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Clarence Carson April 2, 2014 at 11:14 am

Just ran across this show on Netflix couldnt take my eyes off it watched the whole season within two days came lookin for season two just to find out it was canceled

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Diane January 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

just watched on Netflix and very disappointed that there was only 1 season. Boo Im am sad. I really liked it alot.

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John Walker August 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

CHICAGO CODE was an EXCELLENT Show!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I am very disappointed, that this GREAT was not given a chance to PROSPER and GROW!!! I HOPE some GENIOUS wiLL RESURRECT this GEM!!!

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Harold Morrow May 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I just saw this show on Netflix and it is awesome. It should not have been cancelled. This is why I don’t watch TV and all the commercials. Most other shows are crap. This was a really good show.

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