May 12, 2023

The CW announced today that it has picked up both seasons of 61st Street. The news comes four months after the show was cancelled by its original network, AMC. While two seasons of the show have been filmed, only one has been released, as AMC decided to scrap plans to air the second season due to its announced $400M of cost cutting.

"There was a lot of love and hard work that went into making 61st Street," said star Courtney B. Vance. "I'm thrilled that The CW has enthusiastically given all 16 episodes of 61st Street a network home. With The CW, I'm confident that we will engage a universe of viewers who will celebrate the series with us. My cast, crew and I can't wait!"

In the show, the investigation of a deadly drug bust in Chicago triggers events that threaten to unravel the police department's code of silence. A casualty of this is a promising high school athlete who becomes a victim of the city's infamously corrupt criminal justice system.

The first season of 61st Street is slated to air on The CW this coming fall, with Season 2 premiering sometime in 2024.