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Dana Delany's 'Body of Proof' Renewed, Patrick Wilson's 'A Gifted Man' is Booted

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by , 05-14-2012 at 05:59 AM (5928 Views)

As the networks continue to roll out renewals and new program orders, they are also passing out pink slips, dashing the hopes of performers and fans alike. Some of these make me happy, while others just leave me disappointed and shaking my head.

Dana Delany Body of ProofI was very pleased to hear that Dana Delany's Body of Proof will return on ABC for a third season. It is one of the few dramas on that I find to be interesting which does not include an overabundance of either the soap opera mentality or the gritty ugly mouth, as in profanity, persona. It actually seems to know when to pull back from getting overly cheesy while keeping its focus on the crimes. I like it, so I am happy to get another year of it.

On the other hand, I am mixed about the cancellation of A Gifted Man. The show was canned by CBS Sunday and had star Patrick Wilson tweeting, “Thanks for the AGM love...but now that it's ‘official,’ I couldn't be happier. As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for.”

This actually makes me feel validated. When A Gifted Man first began, I was super intrigued. Wilson played a highly successful, somewhat arrogant, totally into himself neurosurgeon who suddenly runs into his ex-wife, Anna, played by Jennifer Ehle. Imagine his surprise when he realizes she's a spirit or ghost or something paranormal. This relationship, with Anna spurring on her ex to be a more humane person, was awesome. However, after adding Rachelle Lefevre to the cast as the doctor running Anna's old clinic, the stories shifted until, as I feared during weeks of watching, they began to head Wilson and Lefevre towards a romance. Bad move.

I lost interest and the intrigue was gone. It turned into a predictable soap opera, leaving the spiritual edge that it began with behind. So, part of me is glad it was cancelled and wonders if Wilson's disappointment was also with the new direction of the show, which definitely had veered from its original course.

Wilson's tweets also revealed that he didn't even learn of the cancellation from the network, which he deemed to be classless. I agree, but it's not the first time a network has shown such ill regard for its stars, either.

At any rate, bravo for the return of Body of Proof. At least it remains to give me something to look forward to.
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  1. Unregistered's Avatar
    "It is one of the few dramas on that I find to be interesting which does not include an overabundance of either the soap opera mentality or the gritty ugly mouth, as in profanity, persona. It actually seems to know when to pull back from getting overly cheesy while keeping its focus on the crimes."

    Thank you! I couldn't agree more. I despise shows like Grey's Anatomy that focus more on which character is bedding which other character, or the personal trauma/drama of the characters than on the story they're supposed to be telling. I love the cast of Body of Proof, love the storylines and am tickled pink by the fact that all of the main characters have relationships with people who DON'T work in the ME's office. I'm delighted to see it back.
  2. Orrymain's Avatar
    To me, Body of Proof is fairly well rounded with a good set of core characters. I was worried about it when it did that horrible triangle plot, but fortunately, they tossed it aside. The two parter they did on the virus spread was extremely dramatic and darn good TV.
  3. marvinlynnemaxwell's Avatar
    Thank you so much for returning "Body of Proof" to television. This is my favorite show - and the in-depth study by the writers for the dialogue and medical information is so fascinating! Thank goodness this show is clean, interesting and the cast is outstanding!

    Please list when the new season begins!

    Again, thank you for "Body of Proof". I will be glued to the TV to watch and by the way, don't call me during the show...I will not answer! Too busy watching and listening!!!
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