Fox launches the legal thriller series “Proven Innocent” (9 p.m., TV-14). As the title implies, it features a fierce defender of the wrongly convicted. For crusading lawyer Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), the subject is more than academic. She and her troubled brother, Levi (Riley Smith), spent 10 years in prison for a wrongful conviction.

Educated in the slammer and since graduated from Yale Law School (because nobody on TV can graduate from a mere state school), Madeline joins the lawyer who freed her. The Scripture-spouting Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau (Russell Hornsby) is her polar opposite, cool and calculating. Their team also includes the quirky, pop-culture-savvy assistant Bodie Quick (Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”).