Conviction: ABC Opts Against Ordering More Season 1 Episodes

The verdict is in on ABC’s Conviction: The freshman drama won’t get an order for more episodes this season.

There is a silver lining for fans, however, as the eight remaining episodes of the initial 13-episode order will air. And our sister site Deadline is reporting that ABC still holds Season 2 options on the show and the cast (including star Hayley Atwell), so we’re not ready to call it “cancelled” just yet.

The legal drama, starring Atwell (Agent Carter) as a wild-child political daughter taking on the cases of the wrongly convicted, has gotten off to a slow start on Monday nights, underperforming what Castle did in that 10 pm timeslot. In fact, although the remaining eight episodes will air, ABC may decide to move the show to a more compatible (i.e., less desirable) night.

Conviction joins Notorious on ABC’s chopping block, as the network cut that freshman show’s episode order to 10 last month. But ABC had better luck with Designated Survivor, Speechless and American Housewife; each has already earned a full-season order.

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