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.
This really sucks. Me and my dad use to watch almost every episode together. I want to be a defense attorney when I get older and this is like the only show that shows the cases from a defense perspective. It was also a really good show because it kept you on the edge of your seats to find out what really happened.
If enough of us whine about it, will FOX bring Justice back?!?! I can’t believe they cancelled this show. I loved it and it kept me glued to the set to see what really happened. I thought it was an original idea (as much as a show can be these days) and right up there with C.S.I. (one of my favs) – BRING IT BACK!!!
I loved Justice. It was one of my favorite shows along with 24 and House. 24’s starting to get old though so please BRING BACK JUSTICE!! I liked how they showed what really happened at the end of the show and I bet if they show a whole season of it the show will kick off and people will watch it after people start talking about it. BRING IT BACK!
This show was the best, what idiot decided to cancel it???
I come from China,please!please!do not cut it …….
I watch this show in the Netherlands and i love it. I download the episodes but Im really sad to hear that it has been cancelled. Why cant they cancel other crap fox shows.
Please bring Justic back~~!
It’s a really good show~~!
Me and my family loved this show. WHY was it cancelled????
this was probably one of the best courtroom, crime drama show that i ever saw. i would actually look forward to this show every week! this show was surely one of a kind. and whats even more disappointing is i cant even get any of the episodes on DVD!
Look, I can’t believe Fox is getting rid of this show. If anyone from Fox reads this please listen closley. If its ratings, move it to a time slot where the ratings dont have to be so high, like for instance late nights or early mornings. With where technology is now days, those viewers who enjoy this show will tivo it and come back to watch it at a time that is convienent for them. Tivo gives ratings and think about it, if you put it on late night or early mornings the ratings will be through the roof as… Read more »
Well, I finally looked online to see what happened to ‘Justice’. It makes sense now why I haven’t seen it for several months .. what a huge disappointment!! I am looking forward to it returning this December, I sure hope it’ll last longer than it’s inital airing. It’s a show that myself & many others always watched, regardless of the day it aired. I thought it was (and still is) a great show! There isn’t much I watch anymore, but it’s one of my favourites along with ‘House’, ‘Bones’ & ‘Standoff’. If it ever made it to DVD, I’d buy… Read more »
Is Justice at least going to be available on DVD? I remember when they first canceled Family Guy, but brought it back cuz they realized the DVD sales were excellent.
I do like other shows on fox…however this was one that both my wife and I enjoyed together. Bring it back
Well, as a Chinese audience, I have to say Justice is an amazing show. All my friends just wondered why such a good show should be cancelled. So we thought maybe we don’t have the same taste with you foreigners. However, here, I think it was a popular show even for you. It is hard to say goodbye to Justice. I hate to do the things I have to do.
This was one of the best shows that I have ever seen. Put it on Friday against the spouse swapping BS or whatever. Bring it back, at least for a summer fill-in, we have to have something to watch.
Wow… This show got cancelled? I just googled it to see what happened to it. This show was awesome. I always DVR’d it and loved it.