‘Body of Proof’ season 4 not dead yet; canceled series being shopped to TNT, USA

ABCCould “Body of Proof” be the new “Southland”? Although ABC made the move to cancel the Dana Delaney series this month following some low ratings in the 18-49 demographic, the show, unlike most of its victims, could find a way still to rise from the ashes over at TNT.

According to Deadline, there are three primary suitors at the moment for the show’s possible fourth season: TNT (which has made a Scrooge McDuck level of money with crime series featuring female leads), USA (which has had varying success in this sort of field), and a surprising player in WGN America, who has not really made any sort of major imprint in the field of original programming on a national scale.

The reason why any network here would consider this project from ABC Studios is simple: This show has viewers, and plenty of them. Despite the demo creating a “Harry’s Law”-level stink, the new episode of the show that aired last week drew more total viewers live than “Once Upon a Time” or “Revenge” did for their finales on Sunday. Plus, TNT looks more at the 25-54 demographic more so than 18-49, which surely benefits this show some more.

It’s not often we say this, but much like how “Unforgettable” ended up finding itself a second life (albeit at the same network that first canceled it), “Body of Proof” will likely do the same.  We just have a hard time imagining almost anything with over eight million devoted viewers not being heavily considered, especially when “Cougar Town” got picked up with lower totals in both the demo and total viewers in its third season.

If you’re not holding a massive grudge against ABC right about now, you can see why exactly they canceled “Body of Proof” (in the form of their fall schedule) over here.

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