The first season of Body of Proof, an American television series created by Christopher Murphey, commenced airing in the United States on March 29, 2011, concluded May 17, 2011, and consisted of 9 episodes. It follows the life and career of Dr. Megan Hunt, a medical examiner, once a neurosurgeon, who now works in Philadelphia's Medical Examiner's office after a car accident ended her neurosurgery career. Along with Hunt solving homicide cases are her colleagues, Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop, Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphy, John Carroll Lynch and Sonja Sohn as Detective's Bud Morris and Samantha Baker and fellow medical examiners, Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Ethan Gross and Windell Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield. Mary Mouser plays Megan's daughter Lacey, Jeffrey Nordling plays her ex-husband Todd and Joanna Cassidy plays her mother Joan. All of whom she has a strained relationship with, one of the continuing stories throughout the season.
Body of Proof' first season aired in the United States on Tuesdays at 10:00 pm ET on ABC, a terrestrial television network. In the United Kingdom, the season premiered on July 19, 2011 at 9pm, and subsequently aired Tuesdays at 10 pm on Channel 5. It aired in Canada on Citytv and in Australia on Channel Seven. Body of Proof — The Complete First Season was released on DVD as a two-disc set on September 20, 2011 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in Region 1, on November 5, 2012 in Region 2 and August 15, 2012 in Region 4.
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?
When a young, interracial couple is found shot and killed inside their car in Fairmont Park, Dr. Megan Hunt promises the grieving parents that their daughter’s killer will be found. Detectives Bud Morris and Samantha Baker are ready to chalk the case up to a murder-suicide, but Megan and her team find evidence on the bodies that sends the case in an entirely different and shocking direction. Meanwhile, Peter advises Megan not to push too hard when it comes to reconnecting with her daughter, Lacey.
Megan is surprised to discover she has a connection to a woman found dead in a hotel room; Megan starts taking an interest in what is going on around her.
When a severed hand and foot turn up in a back alley, Megan and her team must literally piece the victim back together. Meanwhile, Megan's daughter, Lacey, gets her mother's reluctant permission to visit her at the office and film her at work as part of a video essay for Social Studies class. What Lacey learns in the process profoundly changes her view of her mother
Curtis questions Ethan's interest in the investigation of the mysterious death of a beautiful twin; Megan runs into resistance while investigating the death of a patient at the hospital where she used to work.
A magazine editor is found dead in her mansion; Megan confronts a suspect while at a social event with her mother; Ethan surprises Kate with his positive attitude.
A father is found stabbed to death in his home in the Philadelphia suburbs; Kate takes a consulting role in a case with Megan's ex-husband.
Megan and the team investigate when a Philadelphia homicide detective is killed in a hit-and-run; Megan turns to her mother (Joanna Cassidy) for help.