ABC's Body of Proof is going to be down three of their finest when the forensic drama returns early next year...
Body of Proof stars Nicholas Bishop, Sonia Sohn and John Carroll Lynch have been fired from the series, TV Line reports. Sohn and Lynch played homicide detectives Samantha Baker and Bud Morris, while Nicolas Bishop played a medico-legal investigator and worked alongside Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delaney) at the medical examiner's office.
The show had been one of the many on the bubble this spring and it looked unlikely that it would return next season. When ABC renewed Private Practice for a shortened season (the network has yet to confirm this), they also gave Body of Proof a reprieve. Body of Proof is expected to take over the Tuesday, 10pm time slot once Private Practice comes to an end later this year.
Interestingly enough, PP star Tim Daly was just recently fired from the show -- I guess ABC is having to take some extreme cost cutting measures in order to keep both of these shows on the air next season. I can't help but wonder if keeping Shonda Rhimes new show Scandal and the hefty price tag that comes along with producing one of her shows could be the culprit. I just hope these latest firings don't ultimately destroy this intriguing drama.
Now that all the detectives have been fired from the show, I wonder if TPTB are going to take it in a completely different direction and concentrate solely on the medical/forensic side? Stay tuned... it should be interesting to see how this all plays out.
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