No back order for the Hayley Atwell drama.
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.
01/29/17 at 07:11pm
As I have said before, the networks don't give a show enough time to catch on with the viewers. Several shows get cancelled only after a few showings. Had the networks treated classics like Gunsmoke & Bonanza that way, they wouldn't be classics with many years running.
12/14/16 at 04:38pm
Bring back Agent Carter, I like conviction but Agent Carter was better.
12/06/16 at 12:46pm
Love Conviction...Don't cancel
11/15/16 at 08:24pm
Noooo! I was just starting to love this show.
11/15/16 at 03:57pm
I thought the show was really good, shame, I guess I'll just have to wait until they come out with a show exactly the same with different actors!
11/15/16 at 12:21pm
I really like this show. I wish ABC would reconsider.
11/15/16 at 08:09am
Always Being Canceled that's ABC. I got burned one too many times so I am sorry for the people that are upset but I am not surprised.
11/13/16 at 04:04pm
I liked Agent Carter - a lot! So I wasn't going to watch Atwell in another show. When that face and accent come to my mind, I want the association to be Agent Carter.
11/13/16 at 10:01am
This show is real. There are too many cases that placed innocent people in jail for crimes they did not commit. Having five days to determine the truth is pressure, but they handle it. It's got a balance of drama, sarcasm and intimate "teasing".
11/12/16 at 01:47pm
The only decent legal show on TV in the last 20 years has been Better Call Saul. Everything else is essentially the same show... they could all swap characters and basic storylines and still be the same show. Only Better Call Saul has been UNIQUE.
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