“Hand over my heart, #thankful to our amazing #risers who watched, rewatched, tweeted, DMd, and shared with us all the ways @AllRiseCBS touched them from week to week,” star Simone Missick (aka Judge Lola Carmichael) tweeted. “Let’s enjoy these last 2 episodes. I am certainly proud to say the least.”
Missick later added: “This wasn’t the way we wanted to get off the ride, but let’s at least enjoy it. Watch the last 2 episodes.”
Her castmate Marg Helgenberger, who plays Judge Lisa Benner, also shared her thoughts. “I will dearly miss playing with this amazing bunch of folks, along with the entire company of @AllRiseCBS,” Helgenberger wrote . “I’m proud to have been a part of storytelling that illuminated injustices within the court system & policing.”
Lindsey Gort (defense attorney Amy Quinn) quoted Bob Dylan, writing, “‘Come all without, come all within, You’ll not seen nothing like the mighty Quinn.’ I’m so grateful to [have] had the opportunity to play such a strong intelligent character like Amy Quinn for 2 years. I will forever cherish the people and the memories of #AllRise.”
Gort also shared the following message on Saturday:
— Lindsey Gort (@LindseyGort) May 16, 2021
On Saturday, CBS axed the courtroom drama after just two seasons. The series was overshadowed in recent months by the winter firing of creator/co-showrunner Greg Spottiswood following an investigation into allegations of unprofessional conduct. Spottiswood first came under fire when several writers of color exited during Season 1 over the series’ depiction of race and gender. Co-showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence now serves as the series’ sole showrunner.
All Rise‘s penultimate episode airs tonight at 9/8c; the season (and now series) finale is slated for Monday, May 24.