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ABC Basically Canceled Conviction While Everyone Was Watching the Election

The network will air all 13 episodes

Sadie Gennis

ABC announced late Tuesday night that it has decided not to move forward with the struggling Hayley Atwell series Conviction.

TVGuide.com has confirmed that ABC will produce and air all 13 episodes that were initially ordered, but the network has no plans of ordering additional episodes at this time. Conviction's sixth episode, which focuses on a Black Lives Matter storyline, is scheduled to air Monday at 10/9c.

No official cancellation decision has been made by ABC, which also trimmed the episode order for fellow freshmen legal drama Notorious from 13 to nine. The rest of ABC's new fall lineup - which includes Designated Survivor, American Housewife and Speechless- have all received full-season orders.

Conviction stars Atwell as a former first daughter who is blackmailed into running the Conviction Integrity Unit, an organization dedicated to investigating and overturning wrongful convictions. Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey and Emily Kinney also star.