Fox's Proven Innocent: Grade It!

TVLine | 2/15/2019 | Rebecca Iannucci
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The last time Rachelle Lefevre led a TV drama, she was trapped Under the Dome in the mysteriously encased town of Chester’s Mill.

Proven Innocent made its debut on Fox Friday night — but before you tell us what you thought of Episode 1, let’s recap what went down in the premiere:

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Lefevre stars as ambitious attorney Madeline Scott, who works with the Injustice Defense Group, a law firm “solely dedicated to the issue of wrongful convictions.” As we learn in the exposition-heavy first act, Madeline and her brother were wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the murder of their friend, Rosemary, but got released once the conviction was overturned.

Madeline’s biggest foe in the courtroom is state’s attorney Gore Bellows (Frasier‘s Kelsey Grammer), who was responsible for her wrongful conviction when she was younger. Now, Bellows is running to be elected the attorney general of Illinois, and Madeline is determined to take him down by exposing his many years of corrupt law practices.

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In Friday’s premiere, Madeline and her associates revisit one particular case that they believe ended with unwarranted jail time. Lucia Rincón was convicted of burning down her house with her own child inside, and Bellows successfully vilified her during her initial trial. But Madeline and her team suspect that Bellows hid all sorts of important evidence during the trial, and Lucia deserves to be released as a free woman.

I’ll spare you the legal minutiae...
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