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ABC Cancels ‘Conviction’

ABC has opted against ordering any additional episodes of freshman legal drama “Conviction” following the initial 13. The network is expected to air all 13 episodes, but there if no word if it will remain in the Monday 10 p.m. hour after “Dancing With the Stars.” This week, “Conviction” finished a distant third in the time period (behind “Scorpion” on CBS and the “SNL 2016 Election” on NBC) with 3.64 million viewers and a mere 0.6 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Plus Same Day data).

Two weeks ago ABC trimmed the episode order of new Thursday night drama, “Notorious,” from 13 to 10. Only “Designated Survivor,” with Keifer Sutherland, managed to garner additional episodes ordered of the three new ABC dramas this season.

Debuting on Oct. 3, “Conviction” featured Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, the rebellious former First Daughter of the United States and skilled defense attorney who, after a cocaine bust, is blackmailed by the District Attorney into heading the newly-formed Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU).