THE CIU TAKES ON THE DEATH PENALTY, AND NOT ONLY IS IT PERSONAL FOR WALLACE BUT HE IS PITTED AGAINST HAYES, ON ABC'S 'CONVICTION'
Andrew McCarthy Directs "a different kind of death"
"a different kind of death" - Wallace brings the case of a death-row inmate, Earl Slavitt, to the CIU. Earl was convicted of murdering federal prosecutor Tom Simon, one of Wallace's best friends. Simon did not believe in the death penalty, and Wallace, along with Simon's widow, want to ensure that Earl did in fact commit the crime. With only days left before the execution, the CIU team shifts into high gear, looking for possible errors in the case. Instead, they uncover cracks in Simon's reputation. Hayes and Wallace are challenged both professionally and personally, as the case draws to a stunning conclusion, on "Conviction," MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
"Conviction" stars Hayley Atwell as Hayes Morrison, Eddie Cahill as Conner Wallace, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Spencer, Merrin Dungey as Maxine Bohen, Emily Kinney as Tess Larson, Manny Montana as Franklin "Frankie" Cruz and Daniel Franzese as Jackson Morrison.
Guest starring are Matthew Bennett as AUSA Bill Newton, Kevin Hanchard as Jack Braemer and Richard Thomas as Earl Slavitt.
"a different kind of death" was written by Lynne E. Litt and directed by Andrew McCarthy.
"Conviction" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.