In Justice

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In Justice
In Justice.png
Intertitle
FormatDrama
Created byMichelle King
Robert King
StarringJason O'Mara
Kyle MacLachlan
Marisol Nichols
Constance Zimmer
Daniel Cosgrove
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Running time45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 1, 2006 (2006-01-01) – March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31)
 
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In Justice
In Justice.png
Intertitle
FormatDrama
Created byMichelle King
Robert King
StarringJason O'Mara
Kyle MacLachlan
Marisol Nichols
Constance Zimmer
Daniel Cosgrove
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Running time45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 1, 2006 (2006-01-01) – March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31)

In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 9 p.m. EST. It was cancelled after its 13-episode run on March 31, 2006. The series was simulcast in Canada on CTV. In the UK In Justice was shown on UKTV Gold beginning September 17, 2006 and was later repeated on ABC1 in 2007.

Premise[edit]

In Justice focuses on freeing wrongly convicted criminals. Kyle MacLachlan (of Twin Peaks) stars as David Swain, a wealthy and successful lawyer who heads a high-profile organization called the National Justice Project (commonly abbreviated as "NJP") in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with his lead investigator, ex-police detective Charles Conti (portrayed by Jason O'Mara). Members of the National Justice Project work pro-bono to overturn wrongful convictions, liberate the falsely accused and discover the identity of those who are really to blame. Although the NJP is fictional, there are organizations which examine cases involving people who may have been wrongly convicted (e.g. the Innocence Project).

Each new episode starts out with "what the jury believed", usually a scene in which the person who was wrongly convicted acts out the crime. Throughout the show, David and Charles unravel many clues to how and why the person they are trying to exonerate was convicted in the first place.

Each episode revolves around separate cases and addresses the various reasons for miscarriage of justice. The progress in the show relies less on the famous but largely fictitious forensic procedures used in the CSI franchise and other procedural shows. In a few episodes "CSI-fiction" is mentioned as a description of theatre and inaccuracy, and sometimes forgery of forensics technology.

The series deals with a few subplots. The most prominent is Conti's remorse from his time as a police officer, when he caused an innocent suspects suicide by coercing him to confess to the murder of his family, and how it makes him obsessed with clearing the wronfully convicted. Other subplots deals with Swains uneasy relationship with judicial colleagues and the district attorney's attempts to discredit him, Sonyas personal motivations for clearing the wrongfully convicted - her brother being one of them, and Brianna's reservations and doubts about some of the cases.

Cast[edit]

ActorRole
Jason O'MaraCharles Conti
Kyle MacLachlanDavid Swain
Constance ZimmerBrianna
Marisol NicholsSonya Quintano
Daniel CosgroveJon Lemonick
Tim GuineeRichard Rocca

Episodes[edit]

The show's "sneak-peek" episode aired on January 1, 2006, while the original series pilot was aired on January 6, 2006. According to Variety, the program won its timeslot in the January 1 sneak airing and finished second in its January 6 timeslot, the latter just slightly behind CBS's Close to Home.[1] The eighth episode, "The Public Burning", came in second to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.[2]

#TitleDirected byWritten byViewers
(millions)
Original
air date
Production
code
1"Brothers and Sisters"James FrawleyTom Szentgyorgyi10.50[3]January 1, 2006 (2006-01-01)103
2"Pilot"Mick JacksonJeff Melvoin, Robert King & Michelle King9.20[4]January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06)101
3"Golden Boy"Paul HolahanRobert King & Michelle King8.70[5]January 13, 2006 (2006-01-13)102
4"Confessions"Stephen DePaulTerri Kopp8.90[6]January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20)105
5"Another Country"John ContnerJeff Melvoin7.60[7]January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27)104
6"The Ten Percenter"David StraitonHenry Robles8.80[8]February 3, 2006 (2006-02-03)107
7"Cost of Freedom"Paul HolahanBarry M. Schkolnick8.41[9]February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10)106
8"The Public Burning"Marita GrabiakMichael Oates Palmer8.33[10]February 17, 2006 (2006-02-17)108
9"Victims"Kevin BrayCourtney Kemp6.60[11]March 3, 2006 (2006-03-03)109
10"Badge of Honor"Peter MedakMarc Guggenheim5.09[12]March 10, 2006 (2006-03-10)110
11"Lovers"J. Miller TobinTerri Kopp & Karen Campbell6.51[13]March 17, 2006 (2006-03-17)111
12"Side Man"Paul HolahanMichael Oates Palmer & Barry M. Schkolnick6.72[14]March 24, 2006 (2006-03-24)112
13"Crossing the Line"Paul HolahanHenry Robles5.52[15]March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31)113

The team succeeds in clearing a convicted person in each episode, except in "The public burning", where justice fails and a mild mentally challenged man is executed just minutes before truth is revealed (though it is unclear if the team were able to expose the killer, since Conti confronts the murderer in his house)

International airdates[edit]

CountryTV network(s)Series premiereWeekly scheduleAlternate title
United States United StatesABCJanuary 1, 2006Friday 9:00 PM
Australia AustraliaSeven Network
7Two
December 5, 2006
November 4, 2009
  • Tuesday 9:30 PM (Dec-Jan 2007)
  • Tuesday 11:00 PM (Apr 2007)
  • Mon-Fri 1:00 PM
Canada CanadaCTVJanuary 1, 2006Friday 9:00 PM
Croatia CroatiaHRTJanuary 11, 2007Thursday 10:35 PM CET
Czech Republic Czech RepublicTV NOVAJuly 11, 2007Wednesday at 11:00 PMPo právu
France FranceTF1June 25, 2006[16]Dernier recours
Hungary HungaryViasat 3April 6, 2006Thursday 9:00 PMA törvény jogán
Az igazság harcosai
Italy ItalyRai TreDecember 6, 2007Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 PM
Norway NorwayTV 2 and TV 2 Zebra
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
and Arab World
Showtime Arabia, TV Land (Subtitled)January 18, 2007Thursday at 8:00 PM
United Kingdom United KingdomUKTV Gold
ABC1
September 17, 2006
2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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