Air Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) is in a class of her own, a brilliant and world-renowned neurosurgeon at the top of her game, although success and notoriety have cost her her marriage and her relationship with her 12-year-old daughter. Then Megan's world is turned upside down by a devastating car accident that puts an end to her career as a surgeon. Broken but determined, with her love of medicine intact but a lack of feeling in her hands, Megan is pointed in the only direction she can turn, to a career as a medical examiner. Now a committed advocate for the dead, Megan solves the mysteries of their deaths while telling the stories of their lives. "Body of Proof" premieres TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Megan's instincts are sharp, though she's developed a reputation for blurring the line between where her job ends and the police department's begins. But her career isn't the only thing that needs rebuilding; her family has taken a backseat to her ambition, and she's discovering she has a lot of dissecting to do in her relationships with the living. As she tries to rekindle her relationship with her daughter, Megan seeks forgiveness from the one person least likely to give it -- herself.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," a female jogger is found floating in the Schuylkill River. Dr. Megan Hunt teams up with her partner, medical investigator and former cop Peter Dunlop, under the watchful eye of their boss, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphey, who is very aware of Megan's gifted but polarizing work style. Megan's colleagues, Dr. Ethan Gross and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Curtis Brumfield, must find their own way to work alongside the new medical examiner. Megan's investigation takes her out in the field where she meets old-school cop Detective Bud Morris, who is exasperated by Megan's tenacity and bull-headedness. But his partner, Detective Samantha Baker, possesses a quiet respect for Megan's input, even if Morris doesn't. Meanwhile, as she's is trying to solve the female jogger's death, Megan has to solve a personal puzzle of her own -- what is the perfect present for her daughter's 12th birthday?

"Body of Proof" stars Dana Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphey, John Carroll Lynch as Detective Bud Morris, Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop, Sonja Sohn as Detective Samantha Baker, Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Ethan Gross and Windell D. Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield.

Cast bios and photography are available at www.abcmedianet.com on the "Body of Proof" show page under the Primetime section.

Guest starring in "Pilot" are Jeffrey Nordling as Todd Fleming, Mary Mouser as Lacey, Sam Robards as Bradford Paige, Alice Barrett Mitchell as Jill Paige, Bruce Altman as Dr. Howard Karasunis, Jeremiah Kissel as Dr. Simon Ferrell, Heather Arthur as Angela Swanson, Joe Sikora as Tom Hanson, Bruce MacVittie as Mr. Swanson, Nancy Villone as Mrs. Swanson, Steven Lee Merkel as Carl Young, Martin Lee as assistant ME No. 1, Molly Schreiber as assistant ME No. 2 and Tyler Peck as receptionist.

"Pilot" was written by Christopher Murphey, directed by Nelson McCormick and executive-produced by Matthew Gross and Christopher Murphey. The series is created by Christopher Murphey and executive-produced by Murphey, Matthew Gross and Sunil Nayar. "Body of Proof" is produced by Gross Entertainment and ABC Studios.

"Body of Proof" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L,S,V parental guideline.

For more information on "Body of Proof," please visit ABC.com.

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