Proven Innocent Canceled at Fox

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Fox is closing the case on Proven Innocent. 

The crime drama has been canceled after one season, less than 24 hours after the conclusion of Proven Innocent Season 1.

(TALL) Solving Rosemary's Murder - Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 13

The series averaged 2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in the demo on Fridays this season. 

Among Fox's sixteen scripted series, the show came in dead last, so the odds were always stacked against it making the cut for a sophomore season. 

Related: Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 13 Review: In Defense of Madeline Scott

The show starred Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) as Madeline Scott, a defense attorney dedicated to the issue of wrongful convictions.

The key driving force for her in the world of law was that she and her brother were wrongfully found guilty as teenagers for the murder of their friend.

Bellows Makes His Case - Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 13

Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Nikki M. James (BrainDead), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Riley Smith (Frequency) were also part of the show's cast. 

Proven Innocent joins The Cool Kids, Star, Lethal Weapon and The Passage as the shows Fox has canceled ahead of the 2019-20 TV season. 

The most surprising cancellation for Fox was Empire's sister series, Star, which was the network's third highest-rated drama live + same day ratings. 

(TALL) Showdown - Proven Innocent Season 1 Episode 12

Star is being shopped to other networks, but it's hard to imagine Proven Innocent making the cut anywhere else given the lacklustre ratings. 

Related: The Passage Canceled at Fox

Fox has renewed 9-1-1, Empire, The Simpsons, Last Man Standing, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and The Resident.

The only show still on the bubble at Fox is The Orville. The Seth McFarlane dramedy is down over 40 percent year to year, so a renewal is a tough call at this stage. 

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Proven Innocent Quotes

Caleb: Coming here by yourself was a bad idea.
Madeline: People know I'm here. If you kill me, at least 100 more people will be coming. You can't kill your way out of this one.

Caleb: Harvey still up in Statesville?
Madeline: 27 years is a long time for a murder we both know he didn't commit, don't you think?