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Body of Proof: Will Cable Save the Cancelled Series?

Body of Proof canceledWhen ABC cancelled Body of Proof, word was that cable channels like USA, TNT, and WGA America were interested in picking up the show for a fourth season.

ABC network president Paul Lee even said, “I would love to see Body of Proof find a good home for itself. I love Dana Delany.”

The sentiment wasn’t really a surprise since ABC Studios (which produces the crime drama) has been making the show at a deficit. They have had success selling it overseas but a fourth season would bring the series closer to having enough episodes for a lucrative syndication package.

Unfortunately, a new home couldn’t be found and Body of Proof is staying cancelled.

Creator Matt Gross broke the bad news, writing, “Valiant effort from #abc studios to sell #bodyofproof to another net, Sad to report there will not be a season 4 TOD 5:24pm 5-22-13 RIP.”

He followed that up with, “We tried, tried and tried. No stone left unturned-No one wanted to keep this show on the air more than #abc studios & me-We’re all bummed.”

Following the news, Delaney tweeted, “Thank you to all who campaigned for #BodyOfProof4. 3rd most watched drama @ABCNetwork thanks to you. I will miss Dr Megan Hunt & Co. RIP”

What do you think? Do you wish that a cable channel had picked it up? Would you have watched the show on cable?

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Lanett February 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I am terribly disappointed that we are faithfully into a show like “Body of Proof”; waiting for it’s return and just boom; no notice; no explanation and no more show! I know I can’t be the only TV viewer out there who feels this way. I could care less for all the “Virtual TV Shows”; I enjoy challenge; intrigue; it seems as soon as I am totally hooked on a show it disappears. Not even reruns ; come on !! The more I am homebound the TV shows become more tasteless. Just my opinion! It would help to know how these changes are decided and justified!


Wendy July 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I was very saddened today to see that they canned Body of Proof. There was even a poll in the USA today about which shows should be kept, last time I had seen it the show was right at the top. There is no since in getting involved in any series on regular TV. Because the good ones always seem to be cancelled. They shuffle them around so much it like they want them to fail.


Melody Zeller July 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Harry’s Law Great Show, Body of Proof Great Show !! What is the point of getting started on a New Show. Soon as you do it’s gone!! TiVo and DVR are here to stay, starting to get easier just to watch movies on TV. Then your not so disappointed when your favorite shows are POOF GONE!!! Need to understand folks record, dinner over, children homework, bedtime , then you choose what you want to watch at your own convince!! You are loosing more viewers by changing shows every time you turn around !


Mitch July 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I adored this show and looked forward to it each week (20s age range). I can’t believe it was cancelled and I absolutely wish it would be picked up by another channel.


Hester Gamble July 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I can’t believe that Body of Proof is cancelled what is the matter with networks.?
You cancelled Human Target. Then Harry’s Law. Now Body of Proof. What is up
with that. Telling the audience not to get interested in a weekly series. Shame on all of you.
Hester Gamble


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