Fox has canceled freshman series “Proven Innocent” after just one season. The series, which aired Fridays and starred Kelsey Grammer, centered on a legal team tackling wrongful conviction cases.
“Frasier” alum Grammer was not technically the lead of the 13-episode series — he was just the most recognizable name and face. The most lines went to character Madeline Scott, who was played by both Clare O’Connor (young) and Rachelle Lefevre (we’re not going to say “old”).
Grammer has been publicly peddling a “Frasier” revival, though as of the time of this writing, there were no known takers. Grammer has said that he envisions returns for not just his titular character but also Niles, Daphne and Roz.
His one request?
“I don’t want to go back to Seattle,” he told TheWrap back in August.
“Proven Innocent” never really had Fox’s confidence. The network banished it to Fridays right from the get-go. On that unfortunate night, the series averaged a lowly 0.6 rating among adults 18-49.
Yes, that counts a week of delayed viewing. Yes, that’s really bad.
“Proven Innocent” was created by David Elliott, a writer on 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” Danny Strong (“Empire”) was an executive producer.
In addition to those mentioned above, the show also starred Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Nikki M. James and Riley Smith.
The “Proven Innocent” season — and now series — finale aired last night at 9/8c on Fox.