New American drama Conviction reaches the UK this week. Hayley Atwell plays – deep breath – defence attorney Hayes Morrison, a defence attorney, the daughter of a former President, whose mother is also running for the Senate. She’s caught with cocaine and blackmailed by the DA into working for him as the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit, which looks into possible wrongful convictions. That’s quite a lot of backstory to be getting on with. This sounds like the sort of nonsense that I like, and I must admit that I was quite looking forward to it, but the reviews in America have suggested that there isn’t much to see; ratings aren’t great either, which means that renewal is unlikely. Shame (Sky Living, Wednesday November 2, 9pm).
Still, surprise renewals do happen: LA-set medical drama Code Black, for example, spent its first season on the bubble, but was ultimately renewed by CBS. (Unlike Limitless. I miss Limitless.) We reviewed season 1, but in the wake of some odd casting decisions between seasons – Raza Jaffrey and Bonnie Somerville out, Rob Lowe in – I am reliably informed by our Code Black correspondent that we won’t be doing the same with season 2 (W, Wednesday November 2, 9pm).
Also starting: season 2 of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (Sky 1, Thursday November 3, 8pm); season 13 of Grey’s Anatomy (Sky Living, Wednesday November 2, 10pm); season 5 of House Of Lies (Sky Atlantic, Thursday 3 November, 10.10pm); and season 1 of sci-fi drama The Expanse, starring Thomas Jane (Netflix, Thursday 3 November).
There’s a lot going on this week, so we’ll need more than one PSA to cover it all. More soon.