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Conviction is an American television drama that aired on ABC from October 3, 2016 to January 29, 2017. The series was officially cancelled on May 11, 2017, after one season.


Former First Daughter Hayes Morrison is blackmailed into heading the Conviction Integrity Unit, a department of the New York County District Attorney's Office comprising lawyers, detectives, and forensic experts who re-examine cases where there is suspicion of wrongful conviction. The team has only five days to prove each case.


  • Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison
  • Eddie Cahill as Conner Wallace
  • Shawn Ashmore as Sam Spencer
  • Merrin Dungey as Maxine Bohen
  • Emily Kinney as Tess Larson
  • Manny Montana as Franklin "Frankie" Cruz
  • Daniel Franzese as Jackson Morrison



In March 2016, the pilot was shot in Toronto, Canada, as was the rest of the series, primarily at Cinespace Film Studios' Kipling Avenue facility.

When the pilot was being cast, the main character's name was reported as "Carter Morrison". The character was renamed "Hayes Morrison" before the pilot was filmed.

Daniel di Tomasso, who was originally cast as Hayes' brother, was dropped after the pilot was filmed for creative reasons. Daniel Franzese was recast as his replacement starting with the pilot.

Four of the cast members left the series for other projects after production ended. Manny Montana signed to appear as a regular character on the upcoming NBC series Good Girls, Emily Kinney signed to the already ordered ABC series Ten Days in the Valley, Hayley Atwell signed to star in the BBC One/Starz miniseries Howards End and Merrin Dungey signed to co-star in the CBS comedy-pilot Brothered Up, but it was never picked-up.

The series was formally cancelled on May 11, 2017.


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Genre Legal drama
Created by Liz Friedlander
Liz Friedman
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Liz Friedlander
Liz Friedman
Mark Gordon
Nick Pepper
Thomas L. Moran
Producer(s) Lesley Dryer
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
The Mark Gordon Company
Double Fried Productions
ABC Studios
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic TV
Original channel ABC
Original run October 3, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Status Cancelled