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Proof (2015 TV series)

Series title font backlit by a bright light
Created by Rob Bragin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) TNT Original Productions
Original channel TNT
Original release June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16) – August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
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Proof is an American drama television series that aired on TNT from June 16 through August 18, 2015. The series starred Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, and Joe Morton. It was produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick, series creator Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman, and Alex Graves serving as executive producers.[1] On September 24, 2015, the series was cancelled by TNT after one season.[2]


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • Episodes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Following the death of her teenage son, a legal separation from her husband, and a rift with her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Tyler is persuaded by Ivan Turing, a tech inventor and billionaire with cancer, to investigate supernatural cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings, in hopes to find evidence that death is not final.[3]


  • Jennifer Beals as Dr. Carolyn "Cat" Tyler, a cardiac surgeon at Bay Vista Hospital in Seattle[4]
  • Matthew Modine as Ivan Turing: inventor billionaire stricken with cancer[4]
  • David Sutcliffe as Dr. Leonard "Len" Barliss: Carolyn's ex-husband and a pediatric surgeon at Bay Vista
  • Edi Gathegi as Dr. Zedan Badawi: a Kenyan intern at Bay Vista who assists Carolyn[4]
  • Joe Morton as Dr. Charles Richmond: hospital administrator at Bay Vista[4]
  • Caroline Rose Kaplan as Janel Ramsey: Ivan's assistant[4]
  • Callum Blue as Peter Van Owen: best-selling author who claims to be psychic[4]
  • Annie Thurman as Sophie Barliss: Carolyn and Len's teenage daughter[4]


Proof received mixed reviews. Review aggregator site, Metacritic, gave the first season a "mixed or average" score of 59 out of 100, based on 11 critics.[5] On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it held a 57% rating, based on 14 reviews, with an average score of 7.1/10. The consensus reads: "Proof's intriguing premise – and Jennifer Beals' strong starring performance – can't compensate for a lack of compelling stories."[6]

Brian Lowry of Variety said the show is exploring the mysteries of the afterlife in uninspiring and banal ways.[7] Keith Uhlich writing for The Hollywood Reporter said that on paper, the show sounds like disaster, but revealed to be a beguiling object.[8]


No.  Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  U.S. viewers
1 "Pilot" Alex Graves Rob Bragin June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16) 2.66[9]
Carolyn Tyler is a strict cardiothoracic surgeon who, at times, brings people back from the brink of death. Ivan Turing, a terminally ill billionaire, offers her his $10 billion estate in exchange for evidence of what happens after death. He then recalls her most traumatic experiences: surviving a boat capsizing in Japan and the recent death of her teenage son. Carolyn then checks in on Lilly, a young girl in the hospital who spent five days in a coma. Lilly told her parents of spending those days in "the other place" and drew pictures of people she has never met before, including her grandfather. Later, Lilly undergoes surgery for a blood clot on her brain and, afterward when asked, tells Carolyn that "they" told her not to talk about the other place. Carolyn then commits to Ivan's research.
2 "Til' Death" Alex Graves Rob Bragin June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23) 2.18[10]
3 "Showdown" Alex Graves Alex Graves June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) 2.06[11]
4 "Redemption" Peter Werner Nick Thiel July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) 2.09[12]
5 "Memento Vivere" Allison Anders Lizzie Mickery July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14) 1.82[13]
6 "Private Matters" David Solomon Jessica Grasl July 21, 2015 (2015-07-21) 1.83[14]
7 "St. Luke's" Steve Robin Jorge Zamacona July 28, 2015 (2015-07-28) 2.11[15]
8 "Reborn" Millicent Shelton Logan Slakter August 4, 2015 (2015-08-04) 1.99[16]
9 "Tsunami: Part One" Steve Shill Jessica Grasl & Beth Schacter August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11) 2.32[17]
10 "Tsunami: Part Two" Nelson McCormick Nick Thiel & Rob Bragin August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18) 2.12[18]


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  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "‘Proof’ Cancelled After One Season on TNT - Deadline". Deadline. 
  3. ^ Slezak, Michael (May 7, 2014). "TNT Orders to Series Jennifer Beals' Supernatural Medical Drama, Ed Burns' 1960s Police Drama".  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g , Starring Jennifer Beals"Proof"TNT Greenlights Supernatural Drama (Press release).  
  5. ^ "Proof: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Proof: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Proof"TV Review: .  
  8. ^ Uhlich, Keith (June 10, 2015). : TV Review"Proof".  
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 17, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Deadliest Catch' Tops Night + 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'SportsCenter' & More".  
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (June 24, 2015). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 6.23.2015".  
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 1, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 6.30.2015".  
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 8, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Shark Week Wins Night, 'The Haves and the Have Nots', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Chrisley Knows Best', 'Proof' & More".  
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 15, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ Wins Night, ‘Deadliest Catch’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘WWE Tough Enough’ & More".  
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 22, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Night, 'The Haves and the Have Nots', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Total Divas' & More".  
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 29, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Night, 'The Haves and the Have Nots', 'Ink Master', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Pretty Little Liars' & More".  
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 5, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.4.2015".  
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 12, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.11.2015".  
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 19, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Deadliest Catch' & 'The Haves and the Have Nots' Win Night, 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Total Divas' & More".  

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