TNT Orders to Series Jennifer Beals' Supernatural Medical Drama, Ed Burns' 1960s Police Drama

Jennifer Beals Proof TNTJennifer Beals is about to explore the D-word — death, that is — at TNT.

The cabler has given a 10-episode order to The L Word and Chicago Code actress’ new drama Proof, where she’ll play a brilliant but caustic surgeon who’s hired by a cancer-stricken tech millionaire (Matthew Modine) to “investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings and other supernatural phenomena.”

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Beals’ Dr. Carolyn Tyler will examine the question “Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?” all while grappling with “the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage to Dr. Len Barliss (Doctors‘ Sean Gleeson) and a growing estrangement from their daughter (The Hunger Games‘ Annie Thurman),” according to the network.

The show will also star Scandal‘s Joe Morton as Carolyn’s boss; Dead Like Me‘s Callum Blue as a best-selling author who claims to be psychic; Justified‘s Edi Gathegi as a hospital intern from the Sudan who assists Carolyn; and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan as the assistant to Modine’s guru.

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TNT also granted a series orderPUBLIC MORALS (TNT) to Public Morals, a 1960s-set police drama from writer/director/executive producer Edward Burns (Mob City), who will also costar with Michael Rapaport (Justified) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans). Get more details here.

Both series are set to premiere in 2015.

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  1. K says:

    Very interesting premise! I always love seeing her on screen. I’m pretty excited!

  2. Lorie says:

    Jennifer Beals & Matthew Modine with Kyra Sedgwick as EP…I’ll def watch!

  3. B says:

    Definitely sounds worth checking out. Now, to wait a whole year!

  4. B says:

    P.S. I understand that production takes time; I’m joking on the fact of such early announcements.

  5. DavidSask says:

    Neither of these will be a hit!

  6. herman1959 says:

    Public Morals sounds great and I’ll be looking for it. The Jennifer Beals show, on the other hand, sounds like an amalgamation of so many other shows…I don’t know, but Joe Morton is a plus.

  7. Heathers says:

    Public Morals looks good. Isn’t there already some sort of supernatural medical drama on ABC or CBS?

  8. Kathy gawrych says:

    Love kyra Sedgwick!!!!!! I am sure this will be a great success!!! Can’t wait to see it!!!! Kyra Sedwick is one of the best actress!!!!!

  9. rerezinha souza pedro says:

    Jennifer is ball and show it in the series is guaranteed success when the series will move in Brazil

  10. rerezinha souza pedro says:

    Jennifer is bright and very talented actress a complete congratulations country Brazil

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  12. Richard Coleman says:

    Jennifer is a GREAT actress I hope the show last I promise I will be watching

  13. Reblogged this on murderinwilmette and commented:
    it’s usually the first 5 minutes of a show that determines whether or not it does it for me.
    Here’s a show with Jennifer that will probably have a shot of making it to my inbox!
    Good luck Jennifer…Loved you then and your still hot in my eyes🌛😈🌜🔱

  14. Vonda says:

    Anything with Jennifer Beals in it is awesome

  15. Marsha Thomas says:

    I really love the show but Jennifer Beals sucks…..I think you could have cast a better person for the role… on that note….no longer watching

  16. Sorry put wrong e-mail for Marsha Thomas

  17. Wizzy says:

    The idea is fascinating, but in reality the show is very disappointing. There is very little of the life-after-death content compared to all the sickening “soap opera” garbage about their personal lives. My husband and I felt like we were watching “As the World Turns”.

  18. Susan Goldberg says:

    Proof is a fantastic show. The character Jennifer Beals plays is wonderful, and she looks beautiful. All of the characters are likable, and it is an intelligently-written show, and captures my full attention. With all the crap on television, this is one exception. Well written, well acted, great characters, great story lines, and a very interesting topic. It ‘s what I always say, Is there life after dead? And I want proof. I love this show. We will all die one day; what topic could be more interesting than the afterlife?