Bluff City Law‘s case is closing sooner rather than later. The freshman NBC series is poised to end after production concludes on its initial 10-episode order.
According to Memphis news outlet The Commercial Appeal, shooting will wrap on Thursday, Oct. 31. NBC declined to comment, but a Peacock insider confirms to TVLine that the network will not be picking up any episodes after the initial 10 installments. A decision on a possible second season will come this spring, but the chances of the show returning are slim.
Bluff City Law stars Caitlin McGee (Grey’s Anatomy) as Sydney Strait, a brilliant lawyer who formerly worked at her father’s celebrated law firm before becoming a corporate attorney. After her mother’s death, though, Sydney was forced into a tense reunion with her dad, played by Jimmy Smits — and subsequently discovered he had a son from an affair.
The show premiered last month to 4.6 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, and has declined with each of its three subsequent outings, most recently mustering 3.4 mil and a 0.5. Quite notably, it has delivered just 36 percent retention out of NBC reality hit The Voice, whereas Manifest last fall at this point was enjoying 79 percent.
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New episodes of Bluff City Law air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.
TVLine’s 2020 Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect Bluff City‘s new prognosis.