Conviction has already been sentenced to cancellation hell by ABC, with the network refusing to extend the series into Season 2. Making matters worse for fans, Conviction (which will conclude after 13 episodes) will have little closure, with the series finale leaving the story open-ended, per TVGuide:
Conviction‘s Merrin Dungey, who plays Conviction Integrity Unit investigator Maxine Bohen, confirmed that there are no plans to do more than the initial 13 episodes, but the finale will be open-ended.
Dungey says that while ABC likes the show, the network’s programming slate is just very crowded right now.
Could Conviction Season 2 resurrect at a new network or platform? Unsurprisingly, given the show’s lifespan and performance, there are no moves to find Conviction a new home:
Dungey didn’t close the door on the possibility of more Conviction, confirming that the episode that will serve as the probable series finale will leave open the potential for more CIU cases, though there are no plans to keep the show going on another network at this time.
Stay tuned for any additional updates on the cancelled status of Conviction…