After the courts release a woman’s five alleged rapists due to the lack of supporting evidence, her family takes the law into their own hands and kills one of them. Now, the greatest attorneys of the 20th century, Clarence Darrow, must defend the family but for the first and only time in his career, he might be fighting for the wrong side.
Season 1, Episode 13 – By finally featuring a central case that’s largely background noise, “Past, Prologue and What’s to Come” manages to show off a level of both series’ continuity and character development that Conviction had not previously achieved. If only the other 12 episodes had been this good.
While the debate continues over whether or not Deadpool will receive any Oscar love, The People’s Choice Awards is happy to show the actioner the love, as the film picked up wins for Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Movie Actor.
Season 1, Episode 12 – On this week’s Conviction, the CIU team must investigate the case of a terrorism suspect who’s been held for six years without trial. But the real drama on this week’s episode comes from the fact that we finally meet Hayes’ father, former President Morrison.
Season 1, Episode 11 – As Hayes and Wallace attempt to make a real go of things romantically, the CIU team is drawn in to an active crime investigation. Another murder has taken place which fits the pattern of the infamous Black Orchid serial killer. Is the man the system put behind bars for the crime actually innocent, or is a copycat on the loose?
Season 1, Episode 10 – Hayes and the CIU team tackle a controversial case involving a girl serving a life sentence for murdering a college basketball star she accused of raping her. Elsewhere, Hayes and Wallace attempt to figure out there out their relationship status, while Tess finally comes clean to the man she sent to prison.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Hayes, Wallace and the CIU team must race against the clock to determine whether a death row inmate is actually guilty before his execution. The case, and its outcome, have emotional ramifications for everyone, but most especially Hayes and Wallace.
Season 1, Episode 8 – When a teenage girl who’s been missing for ten years turns up alive, the CIU team must investigate the case of the man who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering her. There’s a catch though – one of their own is the man who put the alleged kidnapper away the first time.
Season 1, Episode 7. This week, the Conviction team re-opens the case of a man with diminished capacities convicted of arson, as documentary team films their investigation. For a show that loves to be controversial, this episode really doesn’t have much to say.
As we head into a season of indie films and critical darlings fighting for a few awards season nominations, the 2017 People’s Choice Awards has released their list of nominees, celebrating the big hits that gained pop culture notoriety over the past year.
Season 1, Episode 6 – The accidental death of an African-American boy, shot by a cop, sparks a racial firestorm and leads Hayes and her team to re-examine a controversial case. The best part of this episode is honestly that Hayes herself is in so little of it – and several secondary characters, particularly Merrin Dungey’s Maxine are given a chance to shine.
Things are changing for two new shows at ABC and Freeform. The Hayley Atwell legal drama Conviction is set to stay on the air, but ABC has opted not to order new episodes beyond its 13-episode order. Freeform has decided to do some trimming of their own by canceling the horror series Dead of Summer.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Fallout from her shocking interview has the CIU investigating a case that pits the haves vs. the have-nots, as Hayes attempts to make amends to her mother, Jackson and Wallace. If we all just accept that this show is a soap opera instead of a serious drama, it’s kind of fun.
Season 1, Episode 4 – The CIU team must investigate the case of a woman who went to prison for poisoning her own son on this week’s Conviction, as Hayes must face the music for her recent transgressions on national television. A somewhat unremarkable episode, but it’s much more solid than last week.
Season 1, Episode 3 – The third episode of legal drama Conviction does some of its best character work yet, as the CIU team divides over a case involving a controversial and disturbing defendant. If you can ignore the incredibly contrived ending to this week’s case-of-the-week plot, it’s probably the show’s most intense episode to date.
Season 1, Episode 2 – The second episode of new legal drama Conviction has many of the same problems as its first. The show still can’t seem to decide what kind of character it wants its leading lady to be, and much of the episode’s case-of-the-week plot felt predictable. However despite its flaws, there’s still something appealing at the heart of Conviction, and star Hayley Atwell continues to shine.
ABC has finally revealed their fall premiere dates. While we watched the other networks announced their start dates over the past couple of weeks, ABC took a little bit longer as they made their decisions.
After getting people excited a few days ago with the “first look” teasers for ABC’s new series, today at their upfront presentation they revealed full trailers for all the series.
Catch all the first look for ABC’s new series ahead of their upfront presentation in New York.
Anna Paquin will topline the ABC’s drama pilot Broken from executive producer Reese Witherspoon; David Koechner, Megyn Price and Sarah Stiles bring the funny to Superior Donuts; Gossip Girl Leighton Messter join Lord and Miller’s new comedy and more in our daily casting round-up!
Sarah Shahi has been cast as Nancy Drew; David Spade will team up with fellow SNL alum Tina Fey; Gabriel Iglesias’s The Fluffy Shop is hiring and more in today’s TV casting round-up.
The National Board of Review Announces their top picks for 2010 — including the Top Ten Films, Top Five Foreign Films, Top Five Documentaries and the Top Ten Independent Films of 2010!