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First Air Date: March 29th, 2011
Last Air Date: May 28th, 2013
Created By: Christopher Murphey
Star Casts: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Windell Middlebrooks, Geoffrey Arend, Mary Mouser, Elyes Gabel, Mark Valley, Joanna Cassidy
Aired On: ABC
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 42 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Canceled
Homepage: ABC - Body of Proof

Last Updated: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:55:05 +0000

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Body of Proof


Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The show was canceled by ABC after three seasons.

Seasons and Episodes

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Season 1 (9 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2011-03-29

"Pilot" is the pilot episode of the medical drama Body of Proof. It premiered on the ABC network in the United States on March 29, 2011. The episode was directed by Nelson McCormick and written by series creator Christopher Murphey. "Pilot" introduces the lead character of Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon turned medical examiner, portrayed by Dana Delany. In the episode, a female jogger is found dead in Schuylkill River and Megan teams up with medical investigator Peter Dunlop to investigate her whereabouts before her murder. Meanwhile, Megan spends the day trying to solve a personal problem concerning her daughter's birthday. "Pilot" was filmed in Providence, Rhode Island during April 2010. The episode achieved 13.942 million viewers upon its first broadcast in the United States, making it the second most watched series premiere of the 2010–11 television season. It also gave UK crime channel Alibi their biggest ever television audience. "Pilot" received mixed reviews from critics, who thought the show seemed bland. However, most critics praised Delany and the supporting cast's performances.

2: Letting Go - Aired: 2011-04-03

When a young, interracial couple is found shot and killed inside their car in Fairmont Park, Dr. Megan Hunt promises the grieving parents that their daughter’s killer will be found. Detectives Bud Morris and Samantha Baker are ready to chalk the case up to a murder-suicide, but Megan and her team find evidence on the bodies that sends the case in an entirely different and shocking direction. Meanwhile, Peter advises Megan not to push too hard when it comes to reconnecting with her daughter, Lacey.

3: Helping Hand - Aired: 2011-04-05

Megan is surprised to discover she has a connection to a woman found dead in a hotel room; Megan starts taking an interest in what is going on around her.

4: Talking Heads - Aired: 2011-04-12

When a severed hand and foot turn up in a back alley, Megan and her team must literally piece the victim back together. Meanwhile, Megan's daughter, Lacey, gets her mother's reluctant permission to visit her at the office and film her at work as part of a video essay for Social Studies class. What Lacey learns in the process profoundly changes her view of her mother

5: Dead Man Walking - Aired: 2011-04-19

Curtis questions Ethan's interest in the investigation of the mysterious death of a beautiful twin; Megan runs into resistance while investigating the death of a patient at the hospital where she used to work.

6: Society Hill - Aired: 2011-04-26

A magazine editor is found dead in her mansion; Megan confronts a suspect while at a social event with her mother; Ethan surprises Kate with his positive attitude.

7: All in the Family - Aired: 2011-05-03

A father is found stabbed to death in his home in the Philadelphia suburbs; Kate takes a consulting role in a case with Megan's ex-husband.

8: Buried Secrets - Aired: 2011-05-10

Megan and the team investigate when a Philadelphia homicide detective is killed in a hit-and-run; Megan turns to her mother (Joanna Cassidy) for help.

9: Broken Home - Aired: 2011-05-17

Megan suspects foul play when a young philanthropic socialite dies; the investigation is interrupted by Kate's personal life.

Season 2 (20 Episodes)

1: Love Thy Neighbor - Aired: 2011-09-20

The investigation into a fatal car crash reveals the seedy underbelly of a perfect-looking neighborhood.

2: Hunting Party - Aired: 2011-09-27

Many suspects emerge after a rich tycoon's new, young wife is shot during a deer hunt; Kate and Megan's relationship takes a turn for the worse.

3: Missing - Aired: 2011-10-04

When a young nanny is run down by a car and killed, the 5-year-old child she was watching is kidnapped; an interrogation goes awry.

4: Lazarus Man - Aired: 2011-10-11

A new investigation is opened up after a man assumed to be dead disappears off Ethan's exam table. When another body is found, it's the DNA evidence that leads to an eye-opening discovery.

5: Point of Origin - Aired: 2011-10-18

After Peter rescues a woman from a house fire, Megan discovers another person in the house who died. Peter takes the discovery personally since he had no idea anyone else was in the house. A veteran arson investigator challenges Megan at each step in her investigation. When Megan complains to Kate the response she gets only intensifies the tension between the two women.

6: Second Chances - Aired: 2011-10-25

A champion equestrian is killed and potential drug use is suspected, but when Megan's daughter, who also rides, overhears details of the case, she leads the team to a clue and possibly the murderer.

7: Hard Knocks - Aired: 2011-11-01

When a popular 17-year-old high school student is found dead after a rave, the team must decipher various unknown drugs in his system and multiple bruises to figure out the cause of death. Meanwhile, Meghan is finally starting to date again after the divorce, but her ex-husband springs some shocking news on her and her daughter, causing tension at home.

8: Love Bites - Aired: 2011-11-15

A pharmaceutical rep is found dead in the Schuykill River, but when Megan Hunt and the team investigate, there's no blood found in her body. The team must locate the original crime scene to see if they can find the cause of death, but with suspects who have access to hundreds of unknown drugs, they may never know who or what killed her.

9: Gross Anatomy - Aired: 2011-11-29

A murdered young woman's body turns up in place of a medical school cadaver during class, leaving Megan to rely on the aid of the star student to help solve the case.

10: Your Number's Up - Aired: 2011-12-06

When a recent lottery winner is found brutally murdered, everyone becomes a suspect.

11: Falling for You - Aired: 2012-01-03

Megan investigates the death of a bride on her wedding day; Ethan has a crush on the new girl, but she is interested in someone else.

12: Shades of Blue - Aired: 2012-01-10

An undercover cop is discovered murdered at a truck stop.

13: Sympathy for the Devil - Aired: 2012-01-17

When a woman suspected of murdering her son is found innocent, Megan and the team try to identify the real killer; an overzealous reporter makes the investigation difficult by sensationalizing the case.

14: Cold Blooded - Aired: 2012-02-14

When the owner of a family owned and operated Italian restaurant turns up dead in the freezer, Dr. Hunt and the team take a closer look into family matters. Meanwhile, Peter must face his own haunted past.

15: Occupational Hazards - Aired: 2012-02-21

After a car accident reveals a dead body in the trunk, the team is led to another body, giving the team two cases to solve; Megan is reconnected with an old acquaintance; Kate's job is threatened.

16: Home Invasion - Aired: 2012-02-28

The parents of a seemingly perfect family are murdered; Curtis grapples with his new position; Megan's romantic life heats up.

17: Identity - Aired: 2012-03-13

When two young girls are in a tragic car accident, one is left in critical condition and the other is found dead at the scene. As Megan and her team investigate the case, however, they realize there has been an awful mistake. Not only was the wrong girl pronounced dead, but the car accident may not have been the actual cause of death.

18: Going Viral (1) - Aired: 2012-03-27

When a city-wide outbreak of a mysterious and lethal virus occurs, even Megan and her team are at risk. In order to determine who and what caused this outbreak, CDC Officer Charlie Stafford takes over the investigation.

19: Going Viral (2) - Aired: 2012-04-03

The team needs to quickly figure out how to treat the virus when more and more people are becoming ill and dying.

20: Mind Games - Aired: 2012-04-10

Megan comes face-to-face with a convicted serial killer she helped put away.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: Abducted (1) - Aired: 2013-02-19

Part 1 of 2. In the Season 3 premiere, it's months after Peter's death and Megan returns to work, only to learn she's been teamed with a detective with whom she has a past history. She, Det. Sullivan and his rookie partner are up against a serial killer who targets young war veterans. The stakes become higher after she gets a call from the killer and is told he's holding her teenage daughter, Lacey, hostage.

2: Abducted (2) - Aired: 2013-02-26

In conclusion of the two-part Season 3 premiere, Megan discovers why the serial killer targeted war veterans, but must keep the information to herself or risk the life of her daughter, who is being held hostage by the assassin. Meanwhile, District Attorney Dan Russell has a run-in with Kate.

3: Lost Souls - Aired: 2013-03-05

Megan and Tommy investigate a murder that appears on the surface to be a case of severe child abuse. But the girl's parents claim that their daughter was killed by the Devil after being possessed. The team must try to separate fact from fiction when the victim's mother begs Megan to help her stop the same thing from happening to their surviving daughter.

4: Mob Mentality - Aired: 2013-03-12

After his son is gunned down, a New York City mob boss threatens revenge, and when an early suspect is found dead, Megan and her team begin to believe the carnage has just begun.

5: Eye for an Eye - Aired: 2013-03-19

After a murder suspect escapes from a prison-transport van, a witness in his trial turns up dead, and while Megan is investigating, the fugitive makes contact and tries to convince her that he's innocent and being framed.

6: Fallen Angel - Aired: 2013-03-26

Kate becomes involved with a man she met at a political event, but when a young Russian girl is found dead, she suspects that he may have something to do with the murder, and looks to Megan for help.

7: Skin and Bones - Aired: 2013-04-02

A murder victim's rabid neighbor bites Tommy, and after another rabies fatality, Megan calls on the new health commissioner to aid in their investigation.

8: Doubting Tommy - Aired: 2013-04-09

When a young girl is found murdered, Megan has to put her personal doubt aside and help a blacked out Tommy, covered in blood, prove his innocence.

9: Disappearing Act - Aired: 2013-04-16

Gerry Roberts, in trial for defrauding his investors of a billion dollars, is kidnapped in front of the court house. The getaway car runs over a protestor and later, the team has to decide whether a video of Roberts being killed could have been faked by himself. Meanwhile, Megan gets closer to the truth about her father's death.

10: Committed - Aired: 2013-04-23

A schizophrenic teenage girl at a mental institution is found murdered. When Megan and Tommy interview a young patient named Darby, who seems extremely sane and lucid, she tells them that she saw the killer climb down from a heating vent in the ceiling, but most shocking of all -- he meant to kill her, not the actual victim. Could the killer be Dr. Malcolm, the ward director, who is obstructing their investigation.

11: Dark City - Aired: 2013-05-07

When a plane crashes in Philadelphia due to a gunman opening fire while aloft, the entire team of Megan, Kate, Tommy, Adam, Curtis, Ethan, Riley and Stafford must go into disaster mode. Since the crash hits the city's main power grid, Megan must conduct autopsies on the victims during frequent blackouts, but then one of the bodies goes missing. Meanwhile, Tommy and Riley are in a serious car accident while trying to investigate.

12: Breakout - Aired: 2013-05-14

An inmate violently escapes from a prison transport van and becomes a dangerous fugitive on the run in Philadelphia. Soon another man turns up dead - who's revealed to be a witness in the escaped prisoner's murder trial. Megan must continue to search for the truth in the original case when the accused murderer shows up and pleads with her that he is innocent and being framed.

13: Daddy Issues - Aired: 2013-05-28

Megan's father's exhumation uncovers more questions about what she always believed was a suicide, and her mother suggests she examine his patient files for clues about his death and that of a patient.