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Conviction: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: While Hayley Atwell proves a strong and likable lead, her charisma alone cannot elevate Conviction from its worn and familiar trappings.


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A woman heads an agency that attempts to reverse cases where innocent people were jailed for crimes.


Hayley Atwell
as Carter Morrison
Eddie Cahill
as Conner Wallace
Shawn Ashmore
as Sam Spencer
Emily Kinney
as Tess Larson
Manny Montana
as Franklin "Frankie' Cruz
Merrin Dungey
as Maxine Bohen
Daniel Franzese
as Jackson Morrison
Bess Armstrong
as Harper Morrison
Ian Paola
as Rey Armas
Mike Doyle
as Rodney Landon
Carlo Rota
as Vince Scarlata
Patrick Breen
as Clark Sims
Berto Colon
as Det. Nick Cestero
Cassandra Freeman
as Zadie Daniels
Jason Furlani
as Leo Scarlata
Nigel Gibbs
as John Bohen
Mark Moses
as Gerard Harrison
Grayson DeJesus
as Will Jarrett
Rob Stewart
as Paul Lund
Elena Shaddow
as May Defranco
Carl Lundstedt
as Mike Kurzman
Susan Heyward
as Porscha Williams
Jason Cerbone
as Anthony Scarlata
Kelly Aucoin
as David Porter
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Naomi Golden
Christian Campbell
as Paul Slatkin
Shawn Parsons
as Joe Kaplan
Shawn Parsons
as Joe Kaplan
Kaleb Horn
as Seamus Gadsen
Kecia Lewis-Evans
as Judge Melissa Hinds
Thomas E. Sullivan
as Sean Porter
Nicholas J. Coleman
as Off. Daniel Blake
Frederick Weller
as Lewis Anderson
Sarah Allen
as Lisa Crozier
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Critic Reviews for Conviction: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (22)

Because while there is certainly great, emotional drama to be mined from a show that overturns wrongful convictions and perhaps makes a larger social commentary about the state of the justice system, Conviction sadly isn't it.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Conviction has a Scandal-esque vibe with its fast-paced action and the structure of a charismatic lead supported by a crack team who have their own special skill sets. Whether the premise can sustain itself... remains to be seen.

October 28, 2016 | Full Review…

A paint-by-numbers procedural reaching for a bit of Scandal's glitz.

October 3, 2016 | Full Review…

The plot is ridiculous, the writing is bad and Atwell seems embarrassed to be there.

October 3, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Conviction is so into overkill, it's hard to tell what to take seriously. Maybe Atwell has that same feeling about this lame procedural consolation prize for ABC's failure to establish her better vehicle Agent Carter.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Atwell's performance is solid enough, particularly when Armstrong is around for badgering purposes. But the weekly skirmishes with "The System" end in ways that at best strain credulity.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Conviction: Season 1

Watched it because of Shawn Ashmore, but the pilot was already awful with completely unbelievable story line, ridiculously unlikable characters and bad dialogues.


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