In Justice

In Justice Information

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 set for one season, with 13-episodes 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.


There are many procedural shows on television about solving crimes and prosecuting wrongdoers. In Justice adds a twist to the common drama"?it focuses on freeing wrongly convicted criminals. Kyle MacLachlan (of the cult series 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.


Actor Role
Jason O'Mara Charles Conti
Kyle MacLachlan David Swain
Constance Zimmer Brianna
Marisol Nichols Sonya Quintano
Daniel Cosgrove Jon Lemonick
Tim Guinee Richard Rocca


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. The eighth episode, "The Public Burning", came in second to NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

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International airdates

Country TV network(s) Series premiere Weekly schedule Alternate title
United States ABC January 1, 2006 Friday 9:00 PM
Australia Seven Network
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 CTV January 1, 2006 Friday 9:00 PM
Croatia HRT January 11, 2007 Thursday 10:35 PM CET
Czech Republic TV NOVA July 11, 2007 Wednesday at 11:00 PM Po právu
France TF1 June 25, 2006 Dernier recours
Hungary Viasat 3 April 6, 2006 Thursday 9:00 PM A törvény jogán
Az igazság harcosai
Italy Rai Tre December 6, 2007 Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 PM
Norway TV 2 and TV 2 Zebra
Saudi Arabia
and Arab World
Showtime Arabia, TV Land (Subtitled) January 18, 2007 Thursday at 8:00 PM
United Kingdom UKTV Gold
September 17, 2006

See also

  • Innocence Project

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