ABC is not moving forward with further episodes beyond its initial order of thirteen for the Hayley Atwell-led legal drama “Conviction”.
It’s also unclear if the show will remain in its current Mondays at 10pm slot beyond November 14th – leaving the fate of the remaining seven episodes it has yet to air past that date uncertain.
The network is stopping just short of cancelling the struggling freshman series though. They are retaining the cast options, including Atwell herself, for potential second season consideration.
Both reviews and ratings for the series have been underwhelming, the show earning the dishonor of being the lowest-rated series premiere this Fall. The most recent fifth episode scored just 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating.
ABC has already given full season orders to “Designated Survivor,” “American Housewife” and “Speechless” and has numerous midseason launches planned including Shonda Rhimes’ “The Catch,” Kevin Williamson’s “Time After Time,” the romance tale “Still Star-Crossed,” two comedies, and the long-awaited return of “Scandal”.
Source: The Live Feed