Proven Innocent: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
Proven Innocent

Critics Consensus

The jury finds Proven Innocent -- on the charges of saddling fine actors with clunky dialogue, padding out its storylines with stale plot contrivances, and wasting viewers' time with rote procedural formula -- guilty on all counts.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 107
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Air date: Feb 15, 2019
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After spending ten years in prison for supposedly killing her friend Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton), Madeleine Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) finishes law school and creates a law firm dedicated to providing justice for the falsely accused. She also vows to find Rosemary's real killer so she and Levi (Riley Smith), her brother and co-accused, can be cleared once and for all. Joining Madeleine in her crusade are former reinsurance lawyer Ezekiel Boudreau (Russell Hornsby), media expert Violet Bell (Nikki M. James), and investigator Bodie Quick (Vincent Kartheiser). Despite her determination and legal acumen, Madeleine faces challenges from Rosemary's family and from ambitious state attorney Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer). The first season cast of "Proven Innocent" includes Laurie Holden as Greta Bellows, Catherine Lidstone as Isabel Sanchez, Caitlin Mehner as Heather Husband, Ben Marten as Brian Husband, Candice Coke as Wren, Tiffany Dupont as Nikki Castro, and Jeffrey Nordling as Rick Zahn.


Rachelle Lefevre
as Madeline Scott
Russell Horsnby
as Ezekial 'Easy' Boudreau
Kelsey Grammer
as Gore Bellows
Vincent Kartheiser
as Bodie Quick
Nikki M. James
as Violet Price
Riley Smith
as Levi Scott
Clare O'Connor
as Young Madeline
Laurie Holden
as Greta Bellows
Catherine Lidstone
as Isabel Sanchez
Casey Tutton
as Rosemary Lynch
Elaine Hendrix
as Susan Alders
Bryce Pinkham
as Connor Mayfeld
Tiffany Dupont
as Nikki Castro
Jennifer Parsons
as Helen Scott
Harry Jarvis
as Young Levi
Adam Busch
as Noah Weiss
Phillip Cusic
as Michael Boudreau
Josh Clark
as Jack Scott
Nadia Simms
as Audra Boudreau
John Cothran Jr.
as Pastor White
Michael Graziadei
as Jeff Skadden
Catherin Lidstone
as Isabel Sanchez
Samantha Sloyan
as Gabrielle Parcell
Ross Lehman
as Thomas Stone
James Farruggio
as ASA Duncan
Ira Glass
as Himself
Josue Aguirre
as Hector Costa
Jonelle Kennedy
as Amina Jackson
Mackenzie Astin
as Clay Vandenhey
Brett Rice
as Charles Lynch
Coley Mustafa Speaks
as Davon Watkins
Deanna Dunagan
as Deborah Vandenhey
John Shea
as Sam Marshall
Patrick Mulvey
as ASA Gerald Warren
Genevieve Venjohnson
as Judge Siobhan Gleason
DeBorah Sharpe-Taylor
as Bernice Watkins
Tiffany Dupong
as Nikki Castro
Juan Gabriel Pareja
as Daniel Hernandez
Tyla Abercrumbie
as Tamara Folsom
Taylor Handley
as Ronnie Peterson
Michael Gladis
as Toby Kissell
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Critic Reviews for Proven Innocent Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

Ditto so far In Proven Innocent, where wronged women are on a #MeToo roll while Gore the Neanderthal keeps getting his just desserts.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fox should have overruled this mess while it was still in development.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's guilty of way too many TV sins.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a good enough series, but TV programmers must admit guilt for bad placement unless proven innocent.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The trumpeted new crime series, Proven Innocent...turned out to be a complete dud, despite the formidable presence of Kelsey Grammer, reprising his nasty-guy turn from that underrated and short-lived series Boss.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

'Proven Innocent' essentially upends the genres while opening an important conversation into the wrongful imprisonment of people in America.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Predictable procedural has violence, innuendo, and drinking.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Proven Innocent has a good cast saddled on a bad show with clunky writing.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]he dialogue, weighted with explicit statements of thought and feeling rather than their sidelong evocation, is often too heavy for even these fine actors to successfully lift.

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

I haven't been this excited about a new show in a long time, and Proven Innocent didn't disappoint!

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Proven Innocent: Season 1

  • Jul 25, 2019
    Loved the young Riley (Harry Jarvis) and Madeleine (Clare O'Connor), I wish they were explored more
  • Jun 01, 2019
    I hate it when a show fails to pay attention to details, especially when the errors are glaringly obvious. Case in point, on a recent show they had a Navy JAG officer identified as a Lieutenant Commander. Unfortunately, he was wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant Junior Grade who was a line officer (as opposed to a JAG officer). There are too many other good shows available to waste time watching programs that can't be bothered to get the details right.
  • May 18, 2019
    I like it. It is a mystery/law drama with great characters. I like the plot and the actors. Where it isn't great art, it is highly entertaining and watchable.
  • May 12, 2019
    Great show n am loving the cast they assembled
  • May 11, 2019
    Good show once you give it a chance!
  • May 10, 2019
    I love this show. This show inspires women who have fallen and need to get up. Here is a woman that had her entire social circle turn on her - just following gossip and group think. She was placed in an environment that is designed to destroy a person and rose. She saw past all the negativity and made choices that made her a better person and a better member of society. She left that environment and started helping other broken people rise and succeed. If you don't like this message going out THERE IS SOMETHING DEFINITELY WRONG WITH YOU!
  • Apr 27, 2019
    I was looking forward to a show that showed the innocent being vindicated. But the lesbianism is extraordinarily in your face and very offensive to both of us. Sadly, we are no longer recording this show.
  • Apr 22, 2019
    So I'm a big Kelsey Grammer fan and I was excited to see him on a new TV series. I watched the first two episodes and wasn't too impressed yet I couldn't put my finger on if it was the storylines or the actors that was keeping me interested. I decided to give it another shot as my rule of thumb is watch at least four episodes before pulling the plug. I decided to start up again by watching the sixth episode and it finally hit me. Rachelle Lefevre is a horrible actress.
  • Apr 20, 2019
    I'm biased because I love lawyers tv show and Kelsey Grammer(Frasier), and thus I like the theme of the show, I don't like that it's too woke. It seems every episode has to have something about LGTB, ethnic group or something like that, and there's nothing wrong about showing cases like that, but all the episodes? Please. The bad guy is of course a rich white male which it wouldn't really matter if they didn't seemed to do it on purpose to enhance the 'woke' thing. Also, another thing I didn't quite like is how some judges are portrayed. You see them doing fine jobs, a judge is not your friend, it someone who has to question all you say and find the truth, it's a hard job, when this happens in the show you can see the protagonist going too emotional and reacts abruptly in court, she is the one acting bad while judges act correctly. I found this interesting at first, because in some episodes it is shown that the judge was right or you can see the protagonist friend making a face when see reats too emotionally, like disapproving, but then instead of showing you him saying that she acted bad, he supports her, making the judge the bad guy to the audience, attacking his ideology, which is too conservative maybe, but that doesn't mean he didn't performed well as a judge. As I said, I like this kind of shows and I know a bit of law, so I like when they're good executed. TLDR: good idea, like the characters, but bad execution and too much woke.
  • Apr 13, 2019
    I bareley made it to episode 2 before giving up. The main character is unpleasant and self-rightous and central conflict with the prosecutor is contrived and unconvincing. The actual victims are no more than windowdressing, as it's all about Madeline, all the time. To be clear, non of this is the fault of the actors, it's the concept and writing that is to blame.

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