It’s not easy to accept the cancellation of a show. And unfortunately, it is that time of year. Aside from CBS’ The Unicorn, they are planning to axe another series. Fans of Judge Carmichael must say goodbye to the legal drama All Rise.
All Rise Cancelled Over Behind-The-Scenes Issues
Simone Missick stars as Judge Carmichael, a former deputy district attorney who achieved the role of Judge. Along with her career as a judge, Carmichael faces many challenges in this legal drama. Many times her decision to deliver a verdict went against her moral compass. Many others in the series faced similar challenges. The show seems to have a decent following, but it doesn’t appear the show will maintain its position on the network.
According to Deadline, co-showrunner for All Rise, Greg Spottiswood has been let go. While it may be a surprise, the ‘firing’ is not without reason. After an investigation into a writer’s room incident, some things had come to light. The investigation cited ‘unprofessional conduct’ and the use of offensive and racially insensitive language.
Greg Spottiswood’s agency, APA, has also announced their departure from the partnership.
This isn’t the first time the co-showrunner of the legal drama has had issues. During Season 1 of All Rise, it seemed that Greg Spottiswood and other writers were at odds. The problems had arisen over the show’s depiction of people of color. Initially, an investigation “did not reveal conduct that would warrant removing Spottiswood.” But it turns out the second investigation had revealed something.
According to Sharnold Edwards, a writer who exited in 2019, stated: “we had to do so much to keep the show from being racist and offensive.”
Have you had a chance to watch the show? What did you think of it? And what is your feeling surrounding the issues behind the scenes? Let me know in the comments!