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Conviction 

ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Eric Balfour ...  Brian Peluso 13 episodes, 2006
Jordan Bridges ...  Nick Potter 13 episodes, 2006
Milena Govich ...  Jessica Rossi 13 episodes, 2006
Stephanie March ...  Alexandra Cabot 13 episodes, 2006
Anson Mount ...  Jim Steele 13 episodes, 2006
Julianne Nicholson ...  Christina Finn 13 episodes, 2006
J. August Richards ...  Billy Desmond 13 episodes, 2006
Catrina Ganey ...  Cheryl 13 episodes, 2006
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ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we will be dealing extensively with characters' back stories and personal lives." Written by Anonymous

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Five US [UK]

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USA

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English

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3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Young Prosecutors See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Uses some of the same sets used for the short-lived Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005). See more »

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Brian Peluso: You are gorgeous, absolutely, unequivocally, unrelentingly, gorgeous. With a perfect, I repeat perfect, body.
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Featured in Jordan Bridges: 'Conviction' (2006) See more »

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Dick Wolf Vs David E. Kelley…
2 April 2008 | by ck-73See all my reviews

As I am only two episodes into 'Conviction', I will restrict my comments to cursory observations rather than critical analysis.

The visual tone of Conviction is unlike any other show from the Dick Wolf stable. It is filmed in a much more accommodating, easy-to-swallow manner – i.e. LESS grit MORE gloss. It undoubtedly has a more light-hearted backbone than the Law & Order franchise– owing in most part to quirky incidental music reminiscent of Boston Legal, and cast interplay akin to that of Ally McBeal (Look out for ex-Ally actress Julianne Nicholson).

In addition to the above points, the romantic sub-plots threading through each episode offer the viewer a more 'soap-like' viewing experience – (make your own mind up as to the merits of this gambit).

The acting is solid, with the odd shining light raising the bar (no pun intended) – namely Eric Balfour; who manages to make the creepiest of moustaches look fractionally cool. Stephanie March is of course as effortless as ever, with accomplished support from J August Richards and Anson Mount.

Although there's nothing particularly groundbreaking about this show, it does sustain viewer interest by combining brisk filming – intertwining 2-3 cases in each episode – with office romps, office politics and office banter. Blend all of this with an attractive cast, quirky music and glossy camera filters – and hey presto, another watchable Dick Wolf production.

My only criticism, and believe me, this is being hyper-pedantic, is what a terrible choice of names! 'Conviction' as a show title is far too abrasive, and in no way reflects the actual tone of proceedings. I told you it was pedantic didn't I?

In conclusion, after watching two episodes, I will probably seek out a third, but if my TV explodes later today - rendering me unable to watch any more Conviction - I will be more upset that I have to buy a new television than missing out on episode 3,4,5 etc.


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