Thanks #ProvenInnocent For Showing The Fight For Justice For The Wrongly Accused via @stacyamiller85 @InnocentonFOX @RachelleLefevre @russellhornsby @nikkimjames @RileySmith @KelseyGrammer @clare_theperson @Dannystrong @AdamArmus #VincentKartheiser

Proven Innocent follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by MADELINE SCOTT (Rachelle Lefevre, “Under the Dome,” “A Gifted Man”), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice. 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 (Riley Smith, “Frequency”), in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre.

Madeline runs the firm with her partner, EASY BOUDREAU (Russell Hornsby, “Seven Seconds,” “Grimm”), the very lawyer who helped set her free after 10 years in prison. Their team also includes investigator BODIE QUICK (Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”) and communications director VIOLET BELL (Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, “BrainDead,” “The Good Wife,” “The Book of Mormon”), 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 (Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer, “Frasier,” “Cheers,” “Boss”), 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.

PROVEN INNOCENT is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Danny Strong Productions. The pilot is written by David Elliot. Strong, Elliot and Stacy Greenberg are executive producers. Adam Armus is an executive producer and showrunner. (

The case is closed on Proven Innocent.  After one season, the Fox Television series that showed a defense firm’s fight for justice for the wrongly accused has been cancelled.

However, the message provided by Proven Innocent through its episodes will be one that lingers in the minds of viewers. The Injustice Defense Group headed by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre) and Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau (Russell Hornsby) took cases touching on topics such as racial discrimination, abortion and Islamaphobia, transgender rights and prejudice and so much more. The core character Madeline Scott had been wrongly accused and imprisoned for murder for ten years. Madeline knew that justice fell on deaf ears and often turned a blind eye to the innocent and she was determined to listen and have their cases be heard. Along with her partner Easy and colleagues Violet (Nikki M. James) and Bodie (Vincent Kartheiser), they sought the truth. However, a constant thorn in Madeline’s side was Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer) the prosecutor who was responsible for her and brother Levi’s (Riley Smith) convictions. Although he insisted he believed in her guilt, I often got the impression that Gore’s seeming resentment bordered on obsession. Maybe he resented that after her release she took up the mantle as an advocate for the wrongly accused.

As a former paralegal, I found the cases compelling and well written from a legal standpoint. Though I would have liked to have seen more of the young Madeline’s evolution from drinking and party girl to the strong, confident attorney. Clare O’ Connor who played Young Madeline didn’t get the chance to strength her acting muscles in my opinion. I’d hope that in Season 2 as The Injustice Defense Group took more cases that echoed Madeline’s own experience we’d get to see more of her past. Sadly with the series cancellation this will never come to pass.

Proven Innocent was a perfectly cast and well written legal drama. The fight was justice for the wrongly accused is an important issue and one that gets overlooked. The Injustice Defense Group and Proven Innocent gave us something to think about. Everyone involved with this series should be commended for putting together a thought provoking drama. It was a pleasure spending my Friday evenings watching and live tweeting Proven Innocent.

On behalf of The Nerdy Girl Express, this is Stacy Miller thanking Proven Innocent for fighting for truth and justice for those whose voices were silence by incarceration.

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