"Body of Proof" cuts two castmembers
- From: David <dimlan17@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:15:27 -0400
Two Stars Departing ABC's 'Body of Proof'
by Lesley Goldberg
ABC's Body of Proof will return for a shortened third season without
two of its regular stars.
Series regulars John Carroll Lynch and Nicholas Bishop, who have been
with the series since it launched in 2011, have completed their time
with the Dana Delany medical drama, The Hollywood Reporter has
confirmed, with the options on both actors not picked up for Season 3.
The series, which launched as a midseason show in its first year and
went on to earn a 20-episode second run, last featured Bishop's
investigator Peter Dunlop bleeding after being stabbed by an
embalmer's hook following a fight. Lynch's Detective Bud Morris,
meanwhile, was last seen celebrating at a baby shower with his wife.
The ABC Studios series, while not a breakout word-of-mouth performer
for the network stands as its lone crime procedural, was renewed in
May for an abbreviated third season consisting of 13 episodes. Its
April Season 2 finale drew 10 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the
coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
The cast departures come as the network appears to be shedding stars
from its returning bubble shows, with Private Practice original cast
member Tim Daly's contract not picked up for the medical drama's
upcoming sixth season.
TV Line first reported news of Lynch's departure.