Following on the heels of last week’s cancellations of the Happy Hour sitcom and The Rich List game show, FOX has announced that another of its new shows is leaving the air.
Justice debuted on Wednesday, August 30th to high expectations. The network had been showing fast-paced promos of the Victor Garber series all summer long but it still failed to attract big numbers. The highly anticipated premiere was watched by only 8.6 million viewers.
Justice followed a diverse group of lawyers as they worked at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Each episode started at the beginning of a trial and followed it through until the verdict. Then viewers were shown, via flashbacks, what actually happened at the time of the crime.
Like many FOX series, Justice took a break during the World Series (after five episodes). When it returned, FOX began airing it on Monday nights, opposite NBC’s popular Heroes and replacing Vanished (which was moved to Friday nights). Three episodes have aired on Monday nights. The most recent episode drew only 4.2 million households, about half of lead-in Prison Break’s audience.
With that in mind, its no surprise that FOX has announced that the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced courtroom drama has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. The network isn’t calling it a cancellation right now. The FOX website lists that the show will return on December 11th, but the word is that it will not return for very long or at all.
Eight episodes of Justice have aired thus far and production is expected continue on the rest of the 13 episodes of FOX’s order. There is no word as yet if the series or any individual episodes will be released on DVD or online via FOX’s website.
11/17/06 UPDATE: FOX has officially cancelled Vanished and Justice will instead return on Friday, December 1st. No new word on how long it will continue to air.
As always – those “in power” decide to remove the best programs and to heck with the viewers. So much for your advertisers – no program – no viewers – no sales! Please let us know how we can bring Justice back to Monday nights. Thank you.
I don’t know what fox is thinking….Justice is the ONLY good show on their network.
We enjoyed this show and looked forwrd to it each week. We are tired of the idiotic sitcoms. This show kept our interest and was really an asset to FOX. I hope they change thier minds.
who is the brains that let Justice go It was jusr getting realy good great new program do you think medium is better of horde whisper so unreal dumb shows come on keeo Justice bring it babk be patience Trust God a littl more please
I CANT BELIEVE FOX CANCELED JUSTICE! IT WAS BY FAR THE BEST SERIES EVER. I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT FOX IS THINKING..I WANT JUSTICE!
This show was slow to start but now my family and I are hooked – This show is the best court tv show we’ve ever seen – And they are going to cancel it – Just wonderful, another great show down the tubes – I hope someone else picks it up – I most definitely want to see more!!!!!!!!!
You know, first of all, maybe if fox stopped moving all their good shows to different time slots, all of us wouldn’t have so much trouble finding it. Secondly, this show was one of the very few reasons I even started to watch the fox channel again. I absolutely loved this show. The lawyers are brilliant with their strategies, the ending is always magnificent, since you get to find out what really happened in each of the cases, and quite honestly, it’s quite refreshing to see something new and great on tv again. Maybe if the idiots at fox actually… Read more »
I realize that ratings rule network changes.
I just can’t understand how this show could have low
ratings.Everything and everyone in JUSTICE,is top
notch.Me and my family looked forward to watching
this show every week,we will miss it.
My wife and i love justice.What a great show, what is fox thinking?come on give it a chance.It is one of the best dramas on tv. the characters are awesome. the acting is awesome. it’s an all around awesome show and we are EXTREMELY disappointed that it won’t be on anymore. Please bring it back to stay!!!!!
Steve & Angela
I really am disappointed that you would cancel such a great program. Why not try Sat. evenings if the time slot didn’t work? There is nothing on on Sat. evenings, it surely would get a better rating if that is what you are looking for. Please bring it back.
It amazes me that a really outstanding show does not survive when sillly sitcoms and frantic medical show do. How about a different time slot? Don’t give up on class show so soon.
Oh come on! Justice is the only reason I started to watch Fox again, and they cancel it!
fox iS STUPID for cancelling justice is is the best show fox has put out in a very very long time FOX should give it another season or two to catch the audince eye. BRING BACK JUSTICE
Booooo! This was the best new show of the season. Why was it cancelled! I still watched even when they chose to switch the night!
Booo again I say booo!!!!!
I cant believe finally fox has a GOOD show, they cancel it. OFCOURSE!!!!