Body of Proof


Body of Proof Information

Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. Starring Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt, the series premiered on March 29, 2011, on ABC. The show's second season ran from September 20, 2011, to April 20, 2012. On May 11, 2012, ABC announced that Body of Proof was renewed for a third season, which premiered on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central.

Overview and production

The series stars Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, a medical examiner. The show focuses on Hunt's efforts to balance the demands of her professional life, dealing with solving cases and analyzing bodies, with her personal life, trying to reconnect with her estranged daughter. Hunt was a top-flight neurosurgeon, until she had a life-changing automobile accident and then accidentally killed a patient on the operating table. This resulted in her resignation, and retirement from the profession altogether. Though set in Philadelphia, the first season of Body of Proof was filmed in Providence, Rhode Island and some other locations including Woonsocket and Warwick, Rhode Island. The series was originally titled Body of Evidence but was later renamed Body of Proof. It was announced that the second season of the show would be filmed in Los Angeles to take advantage of a $7 million tax credit. Body of Proof is the third ABC television series starring Dana Delany in a main character role, the first being the role of Colleen McMurphy in China Beach and the second being Katherine Mayfair in Desperate Housewives.

While filming, real life technical advisers make sure that the procedures are correct. Jeri Ryan said, "We've got technical advisers that will be with us on set, so we can keep all of [the science] realistic".

Cast

See List of Body of Proof characters for more information

Regular

  • Dana Delany as Megan Hunt
  • Mark Valley as Tommy Sullivan (Season 3"present)
  • Jeri Ryan as Kate Murphy
  • Geoffrey Arend as Ethan Gross
  • Windell Middlebrooks as Curtis Brumfield
  • Elyes Gabel as Adam Lucas (Season 3"present)
  • Mary Mouser as Lacey Fleming (Regular season 2"present; Recurring season 1)
  • John Carroll Lynch as Bud Morris (Season 1"2)
  • Sonja Sohn as Samantha Baker (Season 1"2)
  • Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop (Season 1"2)

Recurring

  • Jeffrey Nordling as Todd Fleming (Season 1"present)
  • Joanna Cassidy as Joan Hunt (Season 1"present)
  • Cliff Curtis as Derek Ames (Season 2)
  • Nathalie Kelley as Dani Alverez (Season 2)
  • Jamie Bamber as Aiden Wells (Season 2)
  • Annie Wersching as Yvonne Kurtz (Season 3)
  • Richard Burgi as Dan Russell (Season 3)
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Angela Martin (season 3)

Guest

  • Alex Di Dio as Jaxon Ware (Season 3)
  • Robert Irvine as Leon Gould (Season 2)
  • Tony Von Halle as Mark McDaniels (Season 3)
  • Jenny Lin as Intern (Season 3)
  • Michael Nouri as Daniel Russo (Season 3)
  • Ray Wise as TBA (Season 3)
  • Derek Webster as TBA (Season 3)
  • Tim DeKay as TBA (Season 3)
  • Ivan Sergei as TBA (Season 3)
  • Henry Ian Cusick as Trent Marsh (Season 3)
  • Sarah Jane Morris as Pamela Jacks (Season 3)

Episodes

Main article: List of Body of Proof episodes


Release

Broadcast

The show was set to premiere on Friday nights on ABC on October 22, 2010. However, following the quick cancellations of Thursday night drama My Generation and Wednesday night drama The Whole Truth, the network held back the series. The series premiered Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central, replacing Detroit 1-8-7. The last of its nine first season episodes aired May 17, 2011, four days after ABC renewed the series for a second season. The show's second season ran from September 20, 2011 to April 20, 2012. On May 11, 2012, ABC officially renewed Body of Proof for a third season of 13 episodes.

International broadcasts

In Canada, Body of Proof is on City, simulcast with the ABC broadcast. The series premiered in Italy on January 25, 2011, on the pay TV channel Fox Life. After the Italian world premiere, Body of Proof was scheduled to debut in other European countries before the American start. In Russia, the series premiered on February 7, 2011, on Channel One. In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on July 19, 2011, on Alibi, channel head Steve Hornsey said of picking up the series, "As TV's ultimate compendium of crime drama, Alibi aims to select the very best series in the genre from around the globe. Body Of Proof is exactly that. A stand-out show that promises to be a huge hit in the US, Body Of Proof means more premium and exclusive content for the channel " and more thrilling and engaging viewing for our audience." The series premiered on January 10, 2012 on Channel 5 and Channel 5+1 (Freeview / FTA).

In Bulgaria the show premiered on March 17, 2011 on Fox Crime. In Latin America the show was broadcast in 2011 by Sony Entertainment Television. In India, the series premiered on April 8, 2011, on Zee Café. In Australia, the series premiered on August 8, 2011, on Seven Network at 8:30 pm. In Germany, it premiered August 24, 2011, on ProSieben. On January 20, 2012, Season 2 premiered on sister station kabel eins. In Germany, the original episode 5 of season 2 aired as episode 10 of season 1 on ProSieben. In Poland, the series premiered on February 23, 2011, on Fox Life HD. In South Africa it premiered on December 8, 2011 on MNet. In Slovenia, the series will premiere on December 13, 2011, on POP TV at 10:35 pm. In Norway the series premiered on January 1, 2012 with double episodes on TV Norge at 9:30 pm. In Finland the series premiered on December 21, 2011, on Nelonen at 9:00 pm, replacing Grey's Anatomy. In Latvia the series premiered on February 21, 2012, on Fox life at 9:00 pm. In Hong Kong the series premiered on February 22, 2012, on TVB Pearl at 8:30 pm. In Ireland, the show premiered Saturday March 10, 2012 on RT"?1 at 11.15 pm. In Japan, the show will premier on June 6, 2012 on WOWOW in Dub. version. And, Season 2 will be start in August 2012 on the same channel. In Brazil, the show premiered on January 10, 2013 on Rede Globo. In France, the series was broadcast first on pay-channel [[Canal+]] starting on December 8, 2011, then on M6 from March 14, 2013.

DVD release

Season Episodes Title DVD release dates
Region 1 Disc # Region 2 Region 4 Disc #
Eps. Date Eps. Date
1 9 The Complete First Season 2 13 13 3
2 20 The Complete Second Season 4 16 16 4
3 13 colspan="2" colspan="2"
  • The Region 2 + 4 dvds of season 1 contain the episodes in production order, rather than the order they were aired in. This has resulted in them including 4 episodes which were filmed in season 1 but aired as part of season 2.

Reception

Critical reception

The show was met with mixed reviews: Metacritic summarizes the opinions of 21 critics in giving the show's first season a score of 56 out of 100. Entertainment Weekly included the show in the 10 TV events to look forward to in 2011. Critic David Hinckley from the New York Daily News gave the show a positive review, noting it "would be interesting enough if it were just Quincy with better legs. Add the other elements and you have something worth checking out at 10 o'clock". Other reviews have been more negative, commenting on the clichéd plot and character development. Las Vegas Weekly critic Josh Bell commented that "The problem is that Megan's personal issues are as clichéd and clumsily presented as her boilerplate murder cases, and the show makes strained connections between the two that don't really hold together." The Detroit News called it "Saggy, predictable and preachy, the series debut was delayed for months and still doesn't have what it takes to impress viewers. What a poor replacement for Detroit 1-8-7 (Ironically, Detroit 1"8"7 was cancelled and Body of Proof was renewed)." The Los Angeles Times said "Murphey and the writers will have to do a lot of heavy lifting for Body of Proof to transcend its immediate predictability. There's only so much Delany can do with a cardboard show. God may be in the details, but the walls still have to hold."

Ratings

The series premiere (Tuesday, March 29, 2011) drew 14 million viewers. It finished in the top 10 in Nielsen ratings for the week, and was the second-most watched premiere of the 2010"2011 season, following the CBS series Hawaii Five-0. ABC ran the second episode on Sunday April 3, 2011; it dropped to 8.5 million viewers. The third episode aired two days later and drew 11 million viewers; the show again won its time slot. The first season averaged 13.68 million viewers making it the second most-watched scripted drama on ABC.

Season Timeslot (EST) Number of Episodes Premiere Finale TV Season Overall rank 18"49 rank Overall viewership
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1
Tuesday 10:00 pm
9
March 29, 2011
13.94
May 17, 2011
10.33 2010"2011 #13 TBA 13.35
2 20
September 20, 2011
9.65
April 10, 2012
10.05 2011"2012 #44 TBA 9.89
3 13
February 19, 2013
6.75
May 14, 2013
TBA 2012"2013 TBA TBA TBA

Award nominations

Organization Category Nominee(s) Result
Environmental Media Awards Television Episodic Drama Broken Home

See also

  • List of fictional medical examiners



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