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NBC orders spin-off Chicago Justice to series

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NBC has given a series order to the fourth installment in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, Chicago Justice, EW has learned.

For those who may have missed the backdoor pilot that aired on Wednesday night during Chicago P.D., here’s what Chicago Justice is about, per NBC: “Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law.”

The backdoor pilot for the series — which joins the ranks of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med — drew 6.8 million total viewers and a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo, up 7 percent and 8 percent over last week, respectively.

Wolf will executive-produce the series alongside Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, and Arthur ‎Forney. As introduced during the backdoor pilot, the series will star Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter, and Ryan-James Hatanaka.

To find out the fates of the rest of your favorite shows, here’s our Deathwatch list of safe, renewed, and bubble shows.

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