OWN Resurrects Legal Drama ‘All Rise’ for Season 3

All Rise (Credit: CBS)

Court will soon be returning to session for All Rise.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a third season of the CBS legal drama following its cancellation earlier this year, the cable network announced Wednesday.

Dee Harris-Lawrence, executive producer and showrunner of OWN and WBTV’s David Makes Man, continues as executive producer and showrunner for All Rise. Series star Simone Missick will additionally serve as an executive producer for season three. Michael M. Robin and Len Goldstein are also executive producers.

All Rise has been a great performer, achieving strong ratings and growing its share from season one to two. Featuring a strong character front and center, Judge Lola Carmichael’s story reflects our audience with powerful affirmation,” said OWN President Tina Perry. “We can’t wait to get started on season three and bring this show back for long-standing and new fans alike.”

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All Rise focuses on public defenders, judges and prosecutors as they fight for justice for the people of Los Angeles. Missick stars as idealistic Judge Lola Carmichael. The cast includes Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Lindsey Gort.

The drama premiered in September 2019. It aired for two seasons before CBS pulled the plug in May 2021. Behind the scenes, seven writers left the show following clashes with showrunner Greg Spottiswood over the drama’s depiction of race and gender.  Spottiswood was fired in March 2021, after a misconduct investigation. CBS axed the show two months later.

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television. “We are incredibly thrilled that All Rise will be back in court, and we are so thankful to our great partners at OWN for ruling in favor of another season of this powerful drama,” said Warner Bros. TV President Brett Paul.

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As part of the revival deal, OWN will air 20 new episodes of the series in 2022. The network also plans to run seasons one and two in advance of the season 3 premiere.

Additionally, HBO Max and Hulu have acquired subscription streaming rights to all episodes of All Rise via a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Viewers will be able stream the series on both Hulu and HBO Max beginning Dec. 1, 2021. Season 3 will be available on both HBO Max and Hulu after it airs on OWN in 2022. An exact premiere date will be announced later.