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‘Proven Innocent’ Canceled After One Season at Fox

  • Variety
Fox has pulled the plug on “Proven Innocent” after a single season, Variety has learned.

The legal drama was Fox’s lowest-rated show for the 2018-19 season, with an Live+Same Day average of a 0.4 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic. The legal drama also averaged just over 2 million viewers per episode. The Season 1 finale aired on Friday night.

“Proven Innocent” centered around a legal team who worked at a wrongful conviction firm. The team, which was led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, reopened investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty.

The series also starred Kelsey Grammar as Gore Bellows, the prosecutor who previously put Madeline away for murder, as well as Vincent Kartheiser, Russell Hornsby, Riley Smith, Clare O’Connor, Francis Guinan, Persia White, Shanesia Davis, Karin Anglin, Caitlin Mehner,
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Proven Innocent: Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Legal Drama in Recast

Kelsey Grammer is making his way back to the small screen.

According to TV Line, the veteran actor has joined upcoming Fox drama, Proven Innocent in a recast.

He will replace Brian D’Arcy James as Gore Bellows on the show which is penciled in for a midseason launch.

The official logline for Proven Innocent reads:

Focuses on a wrongful conviction firm led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice.

The team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty.

Related: Proven Innocent Trailer: A Fresh Take on Legal Dramas

The leader’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name, and national celebrity.

While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and
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Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Drama ‘Proven Innocent’

  • Variety
Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Drama ‘Proven Innocent’
Kelsey Grammer has been cast in the upcoming Fox drama “Proven Innocent,” Variety has confirmed.

He takes over the role of Gore Bellows, played in the pilot by Brian D’Arcy James. The character is described as a tough-on-crime state’s attorney who goes up against the underdog legal team that is at the center of the series. The producers of the series were said to have enjoyed James’ work in the pilot and hope to use him in a future role.

Grammer is best known for playing the title character in the acclaimed sitcom “Frasier,” for which he won five Emmys. He originated that character on “Cheers.” Grammer is also no stranger to the Fox family, having voiced the villainous Sideshow Bob on “The Simpsons” going back to 1990. He also recently starred in the Amazon series “The Last Tycoon” and currently lends his voice to the Netflix animated series “Trollhunters.
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Proven Innocent Trailer: A Legal Drama With a Surprising Twist

Proven Innocent looks set to be a legal drama, and we will definitely be tuning in for it.

The official logline reads as follows:

Focuses on a wrongful conviction firm led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. The team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty.

The leader’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name, and national celebrity.

While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit.

She defends others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.

The talented cast includes Rachelle Lefevre,
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Fox Orders ‘Proven Innocent,’ ‘The Cool Kids’ to Series

  • Variety
Fox has ordered David Elliot and Danny Strong’s drama project and comedy “The Cool Kids” to series.

Formerly titled “Infamy,” “Proven Innocent” is a legal drama set in an wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. We will watch her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
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Tuesday’s best TV: Eternal Glory; New Tricks; Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me; Empire

  • The Guardian - TV News
Eight sportspeople gather in Reality Villa searching for Eternal Glory; New Tricks bows out after 12 years; MP and one-time postman Alan Johnson explores the Royal Mail. Plus: VIP Paedophile Ring: What’s the Truth?

Who can stand on one leg for longer, James Cracknell or Gail Emms? Is Liz McColgan better at fending off rapidly fired tennis balls than Shane Williams? Eight retired sportspeople have gone to Croatia for this contrived showdown. The hooks, such as they are: a sports scientist has conceived challenges that level the playing field, and everyone lives together in a tense Reality Villa. Statuesque footballer Matt Le Tissier is the dark horse, but if you can find the energy to care you should probably do some sports yourself. Jack Seale

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Matt Le Tissier, Fatima Whitbread and James Cracknell will battle it out for Eternal Glory on ITV

The likes of Matt Le Tissier and Fatima Whitbread will battle it out for Eternal Glory in ITV's new series.

Eight sporting stars will face off against each other in a series of challenges for the new show, which begins next month.

James Cracknell, Jade Johnson, Liz McColgan, Shane Williams, Gail Emms and Christian Malcolm will also compete on Eternal Glory.

Richard Bacon hosts the series, with sports scientist and Olympian Professor Greg Whyte providing expert analysis.

The sporting greats will have their mental and physical strength, agility, strategy and skill tested over the course of six one-hour episodes.

Each show will conclude with a 'night duel' in which the two lowest scoring athletes go head-to-head to decide who stays in the competition. One athlete will leave at the end of each show until the champion of the series is crowned.

Le Tissier said: "It's been 13 years since I retired
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NBCU’s Stand-Up For Diversity Showcase Selects 2 Winners Who Land Talent Deals

Comedians Gina Brilllon and Jon Laster took home the top honors at NBCUniversal’s ninth annual Stand-Up for Diversity comedy showcase held recently at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. The event, hosted by actor-comedian Alphonso McAuley, was the culmination of a four-city search for diverse comics. As winners, Brillon and Laster were signed to a one-year talent holding deal with NBCUniversal. Brillon is a regular on the New York scene, performing at Caroline’s Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, Standup New York, The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club. Laster has performed at New York’s Caroline’s Comedy Club, the Boston Comedy Club and Comedy Works of his hometown of Denver. Laster also hosts his own weekly comedy night in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. Selected finalists also earned the honor of joining the touring company of the Stand-Up for Diversity College Tour. The 2012 finalists — in addition to
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Rugby News Summer Round-Up – Part 2

With the new season approaching, Ball in Touch recaps all the big rugby news stories over the summer to bring you back up to speed. You’ll notice we don’t cover any big player transfers – that will be covered in another article coming soon – watch this space. First up we covered from the end of the Premiership season to the first round of the Summer Tours. Now we look at what happened for the rest of the tours and to the end of June. Remember to join in via the comments below or Twitter @ballintouch

Neil Back leaves Rugby Lions due to a lack of promised funding Rumours that Shane Williams may go to Japan for a year to play for Mitsubishi Dynaboars rather than retire begin to emerge Clubs in England give notice of their intention to pull out of the Heineken Cup unless changes are made over
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Rugby Union: Summer News Round-Up – Part 1

With the new season approaching, Ball in Touch recaps all the big rugby news stories over the summer to bring you back up to speed. You’ll notice we don’t cover any big player transfers – that will be covered in another article coming soon – watch this space. First up we go from the end of the Premiership season to the first round of the Summer Tours. Remember to join in via Twitter @ballintouch

May

Harlequins hold off Leicester Tigers to win the Aviva Premiership 30-23 on a sunny day at Twickenham having topped the league table for most of the season England give a good show against the Barbarians, winning 57-26 with Chris Ashton grabbing a hat-trick and Jonathan Joseph helping himself to a brace The Ospreys sneak a 31-30 victory against Leinster to take PRO12 league glory with Shane Williams scoring a late try to give himself yet
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Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet lead Queen's birthday honours list

Actors pick up knighthood and Cbe while Pm revives British Empire Medal as reward for 'big society' volunteers

David Cameron's "big society" gong, the anachronistically named British Empire Medal, makes its first appearance for 20 years in the Queen's birthday honours today, rewarding "hands-on" service to local communities.

As actors Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet collect a knighthood and Cbe respectively, 293 BEMs, known as the "working-class gong" and scrapped by John Major in 1991 in his efforts to make the honours system "classless", are also awarded.

Revived by Cameron to encourage the "big society" and reward volunteering, Bem recipients include waitress Patricia Carter, for services to the hospitality industry, apiarist Geoffrey Hopkinson, for services to beekeeping, and many others involved with local community work, charities, and sports.

Sir Bob Kerslake, head of the civil service who chairs the main honours committee, said the re-introduction of the Bem for the Diamond Jubilee extended
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Ireland 21-23 Wales – Rugby Union Six Nations Match Report

Ball In Touch:The final game of the opening weekend saw Wales travel to Dublin to take on Ireland, who would be looking to avenge their defeat in the World Cup Quarter-Final. Let us know what you thought of the game or anything else either in the comments below or on Twitter @Ballintouch and remember to use our handy beginners A-z guide to rugby, here.

All the talk was predictably about the World Cup quarter-final between these two sides that was won by the Welsh and led to their failed semi-final effort against France. The Irish side seemed to select as many as possible from those still available, the absence of Brian O’Driscoll through injury being the most notable. His replacement Keith Earls had also dropped out of the team so Fergus McFadden had all the pressure of the number 13 shirt to deal with.

Wales still constituted the majority of
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DVD Review: Rugby World Cup 2011 Official Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Spoilers Alert: If you don’t want to know that New Zealand won the World Cup, England didn’t impress and the ‘magical’ Quade Cooper was more Debbie McGee than Houdini, do not read on.

Of course if you are reading this there is a good chance you are a rugby fan and knew all that, or at least I hope you did. It’s quite interesting now to review this dvd several month on from the tournament, with the dust settled and the rose tinted glasses firmly in place, we are taken back to New Zealand by the good folk of Sky Sports Nz.

Anyone that watches sport dvds, more so the official ones, will understand my hesitation at getting too excited when putting this one in the dvd player. Regularly they are unsubtle cash-ins by someone clearly with no understanding of the sport. Thankfully
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Rugby World Cup Third Place Play-off: Wales 18 – 21 Australia Match Report

After a long hard campaign that began so many months ago and that offered much promise just last week, Wales left New Zealand without the Southern Hemisphere scalp they craved and deserved, as Australia ran out 21-18 winners.

With the main event 48 hours away, the game was played in a fashion that suggested its significance was not felt by all parties present in Eden Park. A bevy of mistakes ensured the game failed to flow, with Wales looking like their minds were, understandably, elsewhere.

Berrick Barnes was one player to benefit from this match, firstly by scoring from a well-timed Quade Cooper pass, but also from an unfortunate knee injury that compounded Cooper’s already disappointing World Cup.

Jeered constantly by the home crowd for the last seven weeks, the fly half at last found a modicum of appreciation, albeit through pity, as he twisted his knee and ruptured his
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Wales v Australia – Rugby World Cup 2011: Third-Place Play-off Preview

It’s the game no one wants to play in. Ultimately it doesn’t mean much; it is just a badge, to finish on a high despite the looming shadow of Sunday’s Final reminding those involved of what could have been. But on Friday one of these sides will be deemed “third best team in the world”.

On paper it doesn’t sound bad, being third best considering there are plenty more teams below you in the pecking order. But the wounds are still too raw either both teams to appreciate that fact, the healing effect of time yet to be given a chance to soothe.

Both sides could feasibly have been playing two days later and both will feel aggrieved not to be there. The Welsh arguably have a greater justification to be annoyed, given the performance they put in against the French considering they went an hour
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Wales v France – Rugby World Cup Semi-Final

With Wales playing their first Rwc Semi-Final since 1987 against the troubled and precocious French, the winner will take their seat at the top table of world rugby against one of Australia and New Zealand on Sunday 23rd October in the World Cup Final.

Momentum. A key word bandied around rugby circles, but what does it mean? At its most basic level, you need momentum to go forward. In a rugby context that could be a tackle, a scrum, a maul. But it’s not just a physical act; it can also be a state of mind. And it is something Wales have in bucket loads at this very moment, something none of their contenders for rugby’s crown can claim to have.

It is a process that began a couple of years ago, but in no way has it been perfect. Andy Powell’s drunken trip down the M4 in
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Rugby World Cup 2011 Quarter-Final Match Report: Ireland 10 – Wales 22

Rising at an hour so unfamiliar, with the sun yet to rise and a slight crispness to the air, the first 6am start of the weekend felt a little bit like Christmas. Walking into the living room to find the floor bare of presents was a slight disappointment, but this was quickly made up by what these two teams gave us in the first quarter-final of the weekend.

Both teams started with an unbelievable ferociousness, turnover ball in their own half leading to Wales’ Jamie Roberts almost shattering Donnacha O’Callaghan when he tried to make a tackle on the Welshman. Just inches short it was no surprise that it was record try scorer Shane Williams who managed to squirm over between his opposite number and the touchline for the opening score, Rhys Priestland adding the extras.

The tone had been set and not being one to flinch away, Ireland
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Britain’s Got Talent 2010: Paul Burling ‘I was quite shy at school’

Comedian Paul Burling will make his return to the Britain’s Got Talent stage, but the dad revealed that he wasn’t always so outgoing. Read the interview below where Paul talks about his shy childhood, his biggest ever audience and his previous claim to fame.

When and how did you discover you had your talent?

I was quite shy at school but would do my impressions at primary school to my friends, it was mainly cartoon impressions when I was younger so it just developed from there but I never thought I would make a career out of it. I remember being on a school trip and sitting around a table and everybody asking me to do some impressions which I did, and then I realised one of the teachers were recording it, I don’t know where that tape is now but people said I was funny and
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