NBC's Chicago Justice Picked Up to Series

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Nothing But Chicago, right?

Surely, we just, but if Chicago works, it works!

NBC just picked up its fourth series in its successful franchise after the Chicago PD planted pilot, "Justice" did very well for the network last night.

NBC Justice

The series stars Philip Winchester, an actor we liked who stared in a show we didn't earlier this season on NBC -- The Player -- as well as Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.

It focuses on the State's Attorneys office as the Cook County branch deals with heated city politics and controversy while in the endless pursuit of justice.

They have to balance public opinion and power struggles while remaining inside the confines of the law (unlike some of their friends) fearlessly and flawlessly.

Chicago Justice joins straight to series Taken and Emerald City already on the schedule, as well as This is Us and two new comedies that were announced yesterday.

This is Us

This is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways. 

The series stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown as well as Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.

Powerless

Powerless is the first half-hour DC Comics adaptation on TV as of late, and the first comedy.

Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes.

It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers.

Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.

Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk also star.

Trial & Error

Trial & Error is an outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy in which a bright-eyed New York lawyer, Josh Segal, heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case.

His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife.

Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty.

“Making a Murderer” can be funny!

Nick D’Agosto, Steven Boyer, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays and Krysta Rodriguez star.

What do you think of these series? Are you up for another Chicago series? Do either of the comedies tickle your funny bone? Let us know!

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