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Scoop: Body of Proof Targets Mark Valley as Dana Delany's New Leading Man

Body of Proof has its sights on a Human Target — as in Mark Valley — to fill one of two new roles being added for Season 3.

Sources tell TVLine that Valley, whose TV credits also include Fringe, Boston Legal and, most recently, Harry’s Law, has signed on to play the series regular role of Det. Tommy Sullivan, a onetime love interest of Megan’s who transfers to Philadelphia to win her back. The rugged cop will give his strong-willed ex a flirty hard time as they work together to solve cases.

“Things between them are not good,” a chuckling Dana Delany told me of the characters’ dynamic upon their reunion, explaining that “he was a bit of a rascal [when they dated],” eventually leading to their break-up.

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Delany, when I spoke to her, alluded to having a gangbusters screen test with “a personal favorite of mine, somebody I’ve worked with in the past,” as the show went about casting Sullivan. That connective tissue, it turns out: She and Valley both starred on the 2001 primetime sudser Pasadena.

Also being cast for Body of Proof, which is writing off the characters of Peter (played by Nicholas Bishop), Bud (John Carrol Lynch) and Sam (Sonja Sohn): the role of Det. Adam Schaeffer, a smart (and smart-mouthed) rookie who routinely gets ahead of himself, causing him a bit of trouble.