Proven Innocent

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (3,089)

Proven Innocent is a captivative and powerful American legal drama television series that first premiered on FOX on February 15, 2019. The series follows a legal team led by Madeline Scott, played by Rachelle Lefevre, who are determined to overturn wrongful convictions. The series is set in Chicago, Illinois, where Madeline and her team work tirelessly to exonerate the wrongfully accused and correct the injustice they have faced.

Madeline Scott is a former wrongful conviction victim who now practices as a defense attorney dedicated to protecting the innocent. Scott is a passionate and strong-willed character who is determined to right the wrongs of the criminal justice system. Her personal history and mission provide the emotional backbone of the series, with the show following Madeline's journey as she works towards redemption, both for herself and for her clients.

Across the show's 13 episodes, Madeline's team becomes involved in a number of cases, each episode typically centering around the investigation and eventual exoneration of a specific client. The cases range from complex murder trials to wrongful convictions of petty crimes, and the show not only follows the legal battles inside the courtroom, but also the personal lives of the characters outside of it.

The show has several recurring cast members including, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Nikki M. James, Riley Smith, Kelsey Grammer, and Laurie Holden. Hornsby plays the role of Ezekiel 'EZ' Boudreau, Madeline's partner and fellow defense attorney, and their relationship forms a significant subplot throughout the series. Kartheiser plays the role of the district attorney who is often Madeline's adversary and a thorn in her side.

Proven Innocent is an emotionally charged series that is not afraid to tackle important and often difficult themes. It deftly portrays the trauma that victims of wrongful convictions face and calls into question the failings of the justice system. The show does a remarkable job of balancing the legal drama with the emotional resonance of the characters' personal lives, giving a real depth and emotional weight to the show.

The series also explores the repercussions of societal stigmatization, particularly the impact on the lives of the exonerated individuals who struggle to shake off their wrongful conviction label. The show handles this topic with respect and sensitivity, adding another layer of depth to the show.

Proven Innocent is an exciting and thought-provoking series that examines the complexities of the legal system, as well as the emotional and personal tolls of wrongful convictions. The show's strong performances and engaging storylines keep viewers on the edge of their seats, while its profound social commentary ensures that the show has a lasting impact even after it has ended.

In conclusion, Proven Innocent is a well-written legal drama with a strong cast and a distinctive premise. The show shines particularly in its portrayal of wrongful convictions and the wrongful-accused individuals' plight. The show is intense and emotionally charged, but it also has moments of humor and warmth. Overall, Proven Innocent is a must-watch for anyone who loves legal dramas and enjoys thought-provoking television.

Proven Innocent is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on February 15, 2019.

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In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 2
13. In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 2
May 10, 2019
With Madeline's freedom at stake, Easy's defense hits a bump in the road. The team must band together to focus on solving Rosemary's murder once and for all before time runs out. Meanwhile, as Bellows closes in, new evidence and old enemies come into play.
In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 1
12. In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 1
May 3, 2019
Easy takes on an immigration case to help a young DREAMer, Hector Costa, who was convicted of murder. Madeline, Bodie, Wren, Levi and Violet double down on their investigation into who killed Rosemary. Meanwhile, the showdown between Madeline and Bellows begins.
11. Shaken
April 26, 2019
The team takes on the case of a mother, Gabrielle Parcell, who is serving a life sentence for shaking her infant daughter, leading to her death. Meanwhile, Levi and Madeline uncover more truths about Rosemary's past and their high school class, while Bellows and his team continue their mission to send Madeline back to prison.
SEAL Team Deep Six
10. SEAL Team Deep Six
April 19, 2019
When a Navy SEAL is charged with murdering her superior, Madeline and the team are determined to prove her innocence. Levi presses harder for insight on Rosemary's life in high school, as Bellows takes a drastic step in re-examining her murder.
Acceptable Losses
9. Acceptable Losses
April 12, 2019
When the Injustice Defense Group is approached to exonerate a former frat boy, Daniel Hernandez (guest star Juan Gabriel Pareja), who is charged with rape and murder, a turn in Davon Watkins' case forces Madeline to head back to Ohio, leaving Easy and Bodie to solve this case alone before Easy's mentor, Judge Fry. Meanwhile, Bellows struggles with the values of his campaign, Levi follows up with a high school classmate to find out more about Rosemary's past and Wren is up for parole.
The Struggle for Stonewall
8. The Struggle for Stonewall
April 5, 2019
The team tries to exonerate Cindy Whitman, a transwoman who is wrongfully convicted of murdering her fellow trans-friend and activist, Vanessa. Meanwhile, Violet has guest star NPR's Ira Glass on her podcast, and Bellow's latest campaign manager finds new evidence in the Rosemary's murder case. Inspired by the cast, Madeline embraces a part of her identity she once hid from her family.
Living and Dying in East Cleveland
7. Living and Dying in East Cleveland
March 29, 2019
Madeline takes a road trip alongside civil rights activist Amina Jackson, to fight for justice for Davon Watkins, a man on death row for killing a police officer. Meanwhile, Madeline attempts to save Levi from another sticky situation, while Bellows and Sanchez deliberate re-opening the case against them both.
A CinderHella Story
6. A CinderHella Story
March 22, 2019
The Injustice Defense Group takes on the case of a girl convicted for the murder of her mother. Meanwhile, Madeline is trapped in a whirlwind of drama, trying to stop Bellows, maintaining her relationship with Dylan, while simultaneously finding out about a shocking piece of news about a former classmate.
Cross to Bear
5. Cross to Bear
March 15, 2019
When a white supremacist begs the Injustice Defense Group to help him overturn his wrongful conviction, the team clashes over whether they should take his case. Despite the team's objections, Madeline is determined to prove his innocence. Bellows approaches an ethical crossroad in his race and must make a campaign-changing decision. Meanwhile, Levi continues to impulsively investigate who framed him for Rosemary's death.
The Shame Game
4. The Shame Game
March 8, 2019
When Madeline takes on the case of Sarah Bukhari, a woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering her newborn child, Easy has a dilemma deciding between his faith and doing the right thing. Meanwhile, Gore Bellows continues in his crusade to hinder Madeline's pursuit of justice, while Madeline uncovers a new lead that puts her one step closer to the truth.
A Minor Confession
3. A Minor Confession
March 1, 2019
Easy's church recruits the team to retry the case of William Hurston, a man convicted of murder at the age of 14 due to a coerced confession. Meanwhile, Bellows retaliates against Madeline using Rosemary's family. The William's case resonates with Easy as he tries to connect with his teenage son, Michael, and Madeline finds a new lead in the investigation of Rosemary's death.
The Burden of Truth
2. The Burden of Truth
February 22, 2019
The Injustice Defense Group opens a case with Tamara Folsom, a rape victim convicted unjustly of murder. In addition to Tamara's case, Madeline comes to Levi's defense after he lands himself in hot water, but she uncovers a secret about his past that makes her question him. Meanwhile, Easy struggles to balance his work and family life.
1. Pilot
February 15, 2019
There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, Levi, in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause c?l?bre. Madeline runs the firm with her partner, Easy Boudreau, the very lawyer who helped set her free after 10 years in prison. Their team also includes investigator Bodie Quick and communications director Violet Price, who runs a true-crime podcast that follows each investigation. While a hero and a victim to some, Madeline's bold and bullish tactics earn her a number of enemies - especially Gore Bellows, the prosecutor who initially put her away and still believes in her guilt. Despite Bellows' ceaseless quest to see her behind bars again, Madeline will continue to defend others, even as she fights to maintain her innocence and searches for the real killer in her own case.
Where to Watch Proven Innocent
Proven Innocent is available for streaming on the FOX (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Proven Innocent on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 15, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (3,089)