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Fox's Proven Innocent: Kelsey Grammer, Rachelle Lefevre and Russell Hornsby Seek Justice in New Drama's Poster

If legal battles were won with determined stares, the men and women of Proven Innocent would come out on top — case closed.

Alas, there’s a lot more work in righting legal wrongs, but the stars of Fox’s new ensemble drama still make it look good in this exclusive glimpse at the series’ Season 1 poster.

The midseason drama stars Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) as a Madeline Scott, a lawyer who heads up a firm dedicated to turning over wrongful convictions. Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) plays Gore Bellows, a tough-nosed state’s attorney who convicted Madeline for murder when she was 18; Madeline later was exonerated,
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‘Proven Innocent’: Tiffany Dupont & Catherine Lidstone To Recur In Fox Legal Drama

  • Deadline
‘Proven Innocent’: Tiffany Dupont & Catherine Lidstone To Recur In Fox Legal Drama
Tiffany Dupont (Brian Banks) and Catherine Lidstone (Weeds) have booked recurring roles opposite Rachel Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer non Fox’s new legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott.

Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice.

Dupont will play Nikki Russo, a badass policewoman who knows how to protect herself. She and Bodie (Vincent Kartheiser) have a tumultuous relationship.

Lidstone portrays Isabel Sanchez, a recent law school graduate who is smart, fresh-faced, driven, and eager. This sweet young woman hopes to make a career in criminal law, and maybe politics, too.

Also co-starring in the series are Russell Hornsby, Riley Smith, Nikki M. James and Clare O’Connor.

From 20th Century Fox Television and Danny Strong Productions, Proven Innocent, which will premiere in midseason,
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Not Fall TV: Here Are All the Broadcast Shows That Won’t Premiere Until Midseason

  • The Wrap
The only bad thing (without accounting for taste) about the Fall TV lineup is finding out your favorite show didn’t make the cut.

And we sympathize with the viewers who have to wait even longer to see fresh episodes of the programs they care about most. But there just isn’t enough primetime real estate on broadcast to allow for every old show that was renewed or new show that was ordered to premiere when autumn rolls around. Enter the midseason solution.

When a show doesn’t make the fall lineup, but the network still has it in play, it usually gets bumped till the colder months, when other programs have gone on hiatus or wrapped up a shortened season. It’s also a good time to debut new shows that may have gotten fewer eyeballs when put up against.

Also Read: Fall TV 2018: The Complete List of
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Laurie Holden Joins Proven Innocent Cast as Kelsey Grammer's Wife

Laurie Holden Joins Proven Innocent Cast as Kelsey Grammer's Wife
Laurie Holden is heading to court… just on TV, though. The former Walking Dead star is joining the cast of the upcoming Fox legal drama Proven Innocent to play the on-screen wife of Kelsey Grammer, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

In what’s being called a “significant recurring” role, Holden will play Greta Bellows, the conniving wife of Grammer’s hard-nosed state’s attorney Gore Bellows. “She is shrewd and sexy; a Lady Macbeth type,” per the official description. “Smooth and driven, she’s got her eyes on the prize and wants her husband to win the Attorney General race,
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‘Proven Innocent’: Laurie Holden Joins New Fox Legal Drama Series As Recurring

  • Deadline
‘Proven Innocent’: Laurie Holden Joins New Fox Legal Drama Series As Recurring
Coming off a key recurring role on The Americans, Laurie Holden is set for the another major recurring part opposite Kelsey Grammer on Fox’s new legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott.

Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice.

Holden will play Greta Bellows, the wife of Gore Bellows (Grammer), the hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney. She is shrewd and sexy, a Lady Macbeth type. Smooth and driven, she’s got her eyes on the prize and wants her husband to win the Attorney General race, possibly even more than he does.

Also co-starring in the series are Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith, Nikki M. James and Clare O’Connor.

From 20th Century Fox Television and Danny Strong Productions, Proven Innocent,
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ in Central Park

  • Variety
Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musicalized “Twelfth Night” is the kind of outdoor summer theater that transcends bad weather. Even if the skies crackle with lightning and showers soak you in your seat (as happened to this critic), you’ll still leave Central Park’s Delacorte Theater beaming. The co-creators take Shakespeare’s themes and wrap them in an ebullient package, making sure everything about this production — from the inclusive casting to the use of American Sign Language to the invitation to the audience to come mingle with the cast on stage at the start — says “welcome.” With a score of catchy tunes and ardent performances, it’s a happy marriage of a classic play with a contemporary execution.

Presented here as part of the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park program, this “Twelfth Night” was created through Public Works, the initiative that sees members of community
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‘Twelfth Night’ Review: Shakespeare In The Park Dazzles With Musical Re-Imagining

‘Twelfth Night’ Review: Shakespeare In The Park Dazzles With Musical Re-Imagining
New Yorkers couldn’t ask for a sweeter summertime lift than Free Shakespeare in the Park’s vibrant, contemporary and very funny musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah (who directs with Oskar Eustus) and Shaina Taub, this colorful, spirited production is a joy from start to finish.

With a large cast of professionals and community members from all five of the city’s boroughs (as the ensemble of townfolk), this Twelfth Night is a “re-imagining” of the popular 2016 staging by the Public Theatre’s Public Works program, and features 23 lively, pop-rock-r&B songs composed by the accordion-playing Taub.

Though the spoken dialogue is all Shakespeare, Taub’s lyrics cleverly convey the Bard’s tale with a decidedly contemporary edge. In one song, the shipwrecked, disguised-as-a-man Viola (the gorgeous-voiced Nikki M. James) sings “As
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How To Watch The Tony Awards On TV & Online

  • Deadline
The 72nd annual Tony Awards honoring the year’s best on Broadway are set for Sunday at Radio City Music Hall in New York, airing on CBS and hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. Here’s how to catch all the action.

The three-hour CBS broadcast will air live on the East Coast at 8 Pm Et, but is tape delayed in the West so will air at 8 Pm Pt. Live streaming will also be available in select markets via the CBS All Access subscription service. CBS, of course, has aired the Tonys every year since 1978, and just re-upped a deal that will see the show stay on the network through 2026. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment return as executive producers of the broadcast, and Weiss will direct for a 19th consecutive year.

In New York, NY1’s On Stage will offer up its annual coverage with
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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Winners

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway Les Miserables, Tony Award winners Laura Benanti Gypsy and Nikki M. James The Book of Mormon, Tony nominee Rob McClure Chaplin, Shanice Williams, star of NBC's The Wiz Live and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner The Book of Mormon. This year Union High School took the prize for 'Outstanding Overall Production.' A complete list of award winners is below.
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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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Proven Innocent on Fox: Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) Replaces Brian d'Arcy James in Legal Drama

Fox has announced Kelsey Grammer is joining the Proven Innocent TV show. The legal drama is set to premiere midway through the 2018-19 television season. Grammer is taking on the role of Gore Bellows. He replaces Brian d'Arcy James, although according the actor's iMDB page, in the pilot, the character was named Cole Bellows. From Danny Strong and David Elliot, Proven Innocent also stars Rachelle Lefevre, Vincent Kartheiser, Russell Hornsby, Brian d’Arcy James, and Nikki M. James. To date, we've had no confirmation Grammer has figured out what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs. Learn more from this Fox press release. Read More…
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Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Legal Drama Proven Innocent in Recast

Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Legal Drama Proven Innocent in Recast
The man responsible for bringing Sideshow Bob to life is returning to Fox for more villainy.

Kelsey Grammer is joining the new legal drama Proven Innocent, TVLine has learned, replacing Brian D’Arcy James as Gore Bellows, a “hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney.” (A report from Deadline clarifies that producers enjoyed James’ performance, so there’s a chance he’ll appear later in the season in another role.)

“The subject matter is very timely and worth exploring; I am excited to be a part of that,” Grammer said in a statement.

Held for midseason, the series stars Rachelle Lefevre
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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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Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Drama ‘Proven Innocent’ in Recasting

  • The Wrap
Kelsey Grammer Joins Fox Drama ‘Proven Innocent’ in Recasting
Kelsey Grammer has been cast in Fox’s upcoming legal drama “Proven Innocent,” stepping in for Brian d’Arcy James, who co-starred in the pilot.

Executive produced by “Empire” co-creator Danny Strong and written by David Elliott, “Proven Innocent” is a legal drama set in a wrongful conviction firm led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer (Rachelle Lefevre).

Grammer will play Gore Bellows, the prosecutor who convicted Madeline and her brother when they were teenagers for a crime for which they were later exonerated. According to an individual familiar with the situation, James may return to the midseason series in a different role.

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Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James, Vincent Kartheiser, Riley Smith and Clare O’Connor also star.

Grammer has won a total of five Emmys for
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Kelsey Grammer Joins New Fox Drama Series ‘Proven Innocent’ In Recasting

  • Deadline
Kelsey Grammer Joins New Fox Drama Series ‘Proven Innocent’ In Recasting
Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer is set to co-star in Fox’s newly picked up legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott.

On the series, slated for a midseason launch, Grammer will play Gore Bellows, a hard-as-nails and tough-on-crime state’s attorney, who goes up against an underdog legal team committed to reopening investigations to exonerate the innocent who were “proven” guilty. Grammer replaces Brian D’Arcy James who played the role in the pilot as the character is being tweaked. As for James, a versatile character actor and a three-time Tony nominee, I hear the series’ producers and the network loved his performance and hope to cast him in a different role down the road.

Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice. There is
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Fox 2018-2019 Programming Slate Revealed

On Monday, Fox unveiled the network's primetime slate for the 2018-2019 television season during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre.

"This year, we launched four of the Top 10 new shows on broadcast, which led to a very strong roster of young series returning for their sophomore seasons. That gives us tremendous momentum heading into the fall," said Newman and Walden. "With our increased investment in football, we're going to use the powerful platform of the NFL to launch our new comedies. We'll then take some big swings with dramas at midseason, which is a proven strategy for Fox."

The new comedies joining the lineup this fall are Rel and The Cool Kids. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild
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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 Announces New Shows for the Fall

  • Cinelinx
When one door closes, another one opens. That's in the case in life and in TV. When one show gets cancelled a new show gets greenlit. Here are the shows Fox hopes you get excited for.

First show up is a comedy called Rel. Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild his life as a single father, following his divorce. The comedy also stars Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore (“Wild ’N Out”) and Jordan L. Jones.

Next up another comedy, The Cool Kids, is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose? The
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Fox Fall 2018-2019 Trailers: ‘Cool Kids,’ ‘Rel,’ ‘Last Man Standing’ (Watch)

  • Variety
Fox has released the first trailers for their upcoming fall shows following the release of their 2018-2019 fall schedule on Monday.

Of the trailers released today, comedies “The Cool Kids,” “Rel” and a resurrected “Last Man Standing” will debut this fall. Dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent,” along with a new installment of “Cosmos,” will bow at midseason.

Watch the trailers and read the official series descriptions below.

Rel”–Sundays at 9:30 pm Et

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery, Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living in Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair, and must rebuild his life as a single father, following his divorce. The comedy also stars Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore (“Wild ’N Out”) and Jordan L. Jones.

The Cool Kids”–Fridays at 8:30 pm Et

From executive producer Charlie Day (“It’s Always
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‘The Cool Kids,’ ‘Rel’ and ‘The Passage': Watch Trailers for Fox’s New Fall TV Shows (Video)

Fox has begun releasing the first trailers for its fall TV shows, including the Mark-Paul Gosselaar-led sci-fi series “The Passage” and the multi-camera comedy “Rel,” based on the life of “Get Out” star Lil Rel Howrey.

Also check out the first trailer for the retirement-community comedy “The Cool Kids” from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Charlie Day, the Rachelle Lefevre-led legal drama “Proven Innocent,” Fox’s revival of “Last Man Standing” and the new season of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos.”

See Fox’s full fall schedule here.

The Passage

Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, “The Passage” focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, Amy Bellafonte
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