CBS Cancels Legal Drama ‘All Rise’ After Two Seasons

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Courtroom drama All Rise will not be returning for a third season on CBS.

The news was confirmed over the weekend by actress Lindsey Gort, who plays Amy Quinn on the series.

“Some shows attempt to tell stories with a message that won’t be universally appealing, and that’s OK! But it’s the message that matters to so many. I hope our show reached people that wouldn’t normally watch a show with such a diverse cast, telling stories about BLM and corrupt police, showing COVID precautions being taken as they are in the ‘real’ world. I hope some people who don’t normally see themselves represented on TV, felt seen,” Gort wrote in a May 15 statement on Twitter.

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All Rise stars Simone Missick as idealistic Judge Lola Carmichael who is trying to change the system from within. The series focuses on public defenders, judges and prosecutors as they fight for justice for the people of Los Angeles.

The show also stars Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.

“I will dearly miss playing with this amazing bunch of folks, along with the entire company of @AllRiseCBS,” tweeted Helgenberger, who plays Judge Lisa Benner. “I’m proud to have been a part of storytelling that illuminated injustices within the court system & policing.”

So far, Missick has not commented publicly on the cancellation.

Behind the scenes, there was drama that contributed to a recent management shakeup on the show.

As previously reported last year, seven writers left the series after they clashed with showrunner Greg Spottiswood over the show’s depiction of race and gender.

Deadline reported in March 2021 that Spottiswood was fired by Warner Bros. Television over accusations of misconduct and use of racially insensitive language.

Dee Harris-Lawrence took over as showrunner for the second season and was also an executive producer for the show alongside Michael M. Robin and Len Goldstein.

The series premiered on CBS in September 2019, and was renewed for a second season last year. Season 2 debuted in November.