'Body of Proof' & 'Red Widow' Canceled by ABC

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May 10th, 2013

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UPDATE: Red Widow has been canceled after one season

ABC has canceled Body of Proof after three seasons.

  • Dan

    Well ABC has cleared its bubble deck

    Lets see the networks score cards

    1 Drama Renewed – Nashville
    1 Comedy Renewed – The Neighbors

    1 Drama Renewed – The Following
    1 Comedy Renewed – The Mindy Project

    1 Drama Renewed – Elementary

    2 Dramas Renewed – Revolution & Chicago Fire

    3 Dramas Renewed – Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Carrie Diaries

    Well out of every network CW has renewed the most dramas 2, followed by NBC with 3, and FOX and ABC tie with 1. This may be the first season where CW has renewed the most new shows.

    Out of all the comedies only The Neighbors and The Mindy Project will return, thats kinda sad.

  • Sean

    Oh my gosh! This show was so much better this season, and its the third most watched drama on ABC! I knew ratings were lower but expected at least another 13 episodes! Very mad, ABC! Very mad.

  • CraveRecords

    This is the one call I got wrong. I actually liked the show…thought it would be the new Rules of Engagement as far as a pinch hitter.

  • Nick

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This just came out of nowhere. I was totally expecting ABC to get it to syndication.

    I am so bummed. I was just getting used to all of the changes from this season. :( :'(


    Kinda shocked BOP didn’t get renewed…

  • im done with abc

    Im soo mad right now. Its gonna be funny nbc and abc think all these new shows are gonna do soo well and I bet almost all of them will be cancelled too next year. I hope someone picks up bop.

  • millie vanilly

    ABC means A-lready B-een C-ancelled ….not the brightest network that’s for sure!!!

  • Cyrax86

    Losing Body of Proof is definitely the worst news of the season. :(

  • Jim

    Ironic that they renewed BoP before, but when it improved with the replacement of the 2 cops with 2 better cops, especially Mark Valley, they cancel it.
    Losing the M.E.’s assistant/picture taker or whatever he was helped as well.

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  • Holly

    I’m not really surprised by BOP’s cancellation. I was never quite as enamored of the BOP-as-spackle theory as Tom Shaw and the ratings have been low even for ABC.

  • David Howell

    I’m guessing that BoP is gone because DWTS is collapsing.

    BoP gets mid-1s with a sub-2 DWTS lead-in but low-1s with a much better Batchelor lead-in. If the show you need as lead-in support is falling apart, your show is going to fall apart (see also: Glee S4).

    Maybe they’re planning to run DWTS in the 10pm hour to filter that out-of-demo audience into the late local news where they’re actually semi-useful to affiliates? That’d render BoP irrelevant.

    Still thought they’d pick it up though. ABC need procedural shows!

  • charlie

    I stopped watching Nashville. It became boring, and don’t really like the two leading ladies much. But, Body of Proof is a good show. It’s very entertaining, the characters are likeable…sometimes the plots are a little far out, or Megan following the police around in her giant high heels, but still it’s a good show. They should rethink this one. Maybe run it in the summer.

  • Television Town

    I am confused to why Body of Proof has been canceled?
    It’s viewers in millions was nearly 10 million, it won the tax credit lottery again which makes production incredibly cheap, it’s international sales are fantastic. The only think that was bad was the 18-49 rating which was at an average of just 1.5, but it was still not a terrible rating. I don’t know who at ABC is canceling this show but they have made a terrible mistake. Roughly, when will ABC release an official statement detailing the reasons of the cancelation?

  • MightyMick

    Body of Proof is one of the best on this network. I’m sure they got good numbers.Maybe contract renewal with the stars. I loved following that showmance between the two lead actors.

  • BigBrotherFan


    RE: RED WIDOW I totally agree with you about the lead! I know it works for the tone of the show but she really comes across and cold and unlikable. Reasons like this where the reason I couldn’t even get through the Pilot! Tried twice!

  • JR35

    I never watched the show. her character, from TV spots, just didn’t seem likable (as already mentioned). I do like DD, though, in general.

  • Darius03

    This is wrong! Body of Proof is better than other shows ABC is keeping!

  • Rick

    BOP cancelled..that just sucks. Much like “Harrys Law” it got a decent amount of viewers just not the only people that matter on earth obviously(18-49)…guess if every show isn’t The Big Bang Theory you get axed. :(

  • Melanie P.

    Never watched Body of Proof and too bad for its fans, but not shocked at all about Red Widow’s cancellation. It was DOA after its first episode.

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