AceShowbiz - TNT has cancelled "Proof" after one season. The recent two-part season finale of the Jennifer Beals-starrer served as its series finale as the Turner-owned cable network has opted not to proceed with a second of the series exec produced by Kyra Sedgwick and created by Rob Bargin.
The 10-episode drama launched in June with 2.7 million total viewers and ended in August with 2.1 million. It focused on Jennifer's character Carolyn Tyler, a doctor who investigated reincarnation and near-death experiences and who also happened to be coping with the death of her teenage son. David Sutcliffe played Carolyn's ex-husband while Matthew Modine star as the terminally ill billionaire funding her research.
"Proof" reunited TNT with Kyra following her seven-season show "The Closer". The series was not a hit with critics. Variety's TV columnist Brian Lowry said it explored the mystery of death in "the most uninspired and banal of ways."
"Filled with cliches, the TNT series benefits from the casting of Jennifer Beals in the central role, but handcuffs her with a drab character and dead-end (pardon the pun) concept, which, as executed, demonstrates what would happen if a medical procedural and 'The X-Files' had a baby," Brian wrote in his review.