"Conviction" (TV show) is a drama series on ABC.

Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) grew up in the public eye as the nation's First Daughter. Now she is a gorgeous mess, with a brilliant legal mind but a self-destructive streak. Arrested for cocaine possession, she gets an offer from Conner Wallis, the New York District Attorney: no jail time if she heads his new Conviction Integrity Unit that reexamines cases where there's credible suspicion of wrongful conviction.

Hayes resents having to take the offer, but is not totally upset about working with Conner. He was her former courtroom nemesis, who she still finds rather sexy. She is working with the CIU team including forensics expert Frankie Cruz, paralegal Tess Larson, and NYPD Detective Maxine Bohen, who makes a point of telling Cruz that she didn't vote for her father, the former president. They have tight deadlines to identify cases where they suspect the wrong person has been convicted of a crime.

The first case should be easy to overturn, but it's not. Neither is Conner who has Assistant DA Sam Spencer spy on Hayes, and calls her bluff when she tries to get herself fired. Conner's tough love is a turn-on. But, it all gets worse when she finds out that her mother, the former first lady who is running for senate, was the one behind job offer. If Hayes quits, she is going to jail. She better work, despite her demons, because this is really her last second chance. She needs this job as much as the wrongfully convicted need her brilliance. It's time to follow her mother's advice: "Do your best. For once."

The cast includes Hayley Atwell ("Marvel's Agent Carter") as Hayes Morrison, Eddie Cahill ("CSI: NY") as Conner Wallace, Shawn Ashmore ("X-Men," "Quantum Break") as Sam Spencer, Merrin Dungey ("Alias," "Once Upon A Time") as Maxine Bohen, Emily Kinney ("The Knick," "The Walking Dead") as Tess Larson, Manny Montana ("Graceland") as Franklin "Frankie" Cruz, and Daniel Franzese ("Recovery Road") as Jackson Morrison.

"Conviction" is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Co-created by writer Liz Friedman ("Elementary," "Marvel's Jessica Jones"), and director Liz Friedlander ("The Following"), the series is executive produced by Mark Gordon ("Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Saving Private Ryan").

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'Conviction': TV Review


Network: ABC
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 3, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
The Mark Gordon Company
ABC Studios

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