November 9, 2016
Things are not looking good for Conviction, the new legal drama starring Hayley Atwell. ABC has decided not to move forward with any additional episodes on top of its initial order of 13, leaving little hope for a second season.
The freshman series premiered in early October, with Atwell back in a starring role just months after the cancellation of Marvel's Agent Carter, this time playing the former First Daughter of the United States who heads up a team that investigates cases of possible wrongful conviction.
The show has failed to generate much buzz among viewers, though, with ratings being soft through its first five episodes. Less-than-glowing reviews also haven't helped its case. For the time being, all 13 ordered episodes are scheduled to make it to air, though it's unclear if its 10:00pm Monday time slot is secure past November 14.
The network is retaining Conviction's cast options for now, leaving the door open - however slightly - for the show to return, though it should be noted that when a new series doesn't receive an order for additional episodes, there isn't typically a Season 2.