The 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.
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?
Image courtesy FOX.
This show could have made it to syndication if it was given a chance. This show had a lot going for it, strong female leads, a great story about all the internal/external struggles and influences of running a police department. I would love to see this show rebooted one day, it deserves a second life to get the ball rolling. Lots of character development, really gets you committed to the characters.
The show was one of the best shows i have seen in awhile! #Netflix should bring it back
I love the series. I think it didn’t takebecause people have so many other shows to keep up with on their regular days and didn’t want to interrupt it by watching something new. I think Netflix should pick up the series and finish it
Absolutely one of the best shows I’ve seen in quite a long time! I cannot believe this show was cancelled after one season. Truely disappointed!
I just began watching “Chicago Code” on Netflix. I actually love the show so far. I’m at episode 10, “Bathhouse and Hinky Dink”. I was getting worried that “Liam” was getting so far undercover that he would be discovered by Gibbons or the Irish mob and get killed. So, I googled the question if “Liam” would make it to Season 2. That’s when I discovered that it was canceled. Damn. I really like the show. I don’t recall ever seeing it advertised on television, because like millions of people, I don’t watch a lot of television anymore. I am on… Read more »
Weak police chief character
CHICAGO CODE was geat! IT was not given a fair chance. So many great shows were in the wrong time slot or had a bad year because of the economy or something happening in our society at the time! Jennifer, my wife and I loved the show and you and your side kick did a great job. I have my suspicions that it was taken off because of the corrupt, vicious, dishonest black Chicago leader and this was a very easy STEP to the dictatorial President in office that we had. It had to be an embarrassment to him and… Read more »
We loved the show. Just found it on Net Flex and was looking forward to another series. We are so upset to find out it has be canceled. Should have been advertised more.
I thought it was a great series. I don’t know why it didn’t catch on or there were just to many cop chows on tv. I think they should continue the series
can not believe the suits cancelled after 1yr. they get u hooked with the pilot and then yank the chair right from under us……
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
just watched on Netflix and very disappointed that there was only 1 season. Boo Im am sad. I really liked it alot.
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!!!
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.