In our week of previews and reviews of a summer full of sci-fi television series coming your way, we’ve seen some interesting shows we think we’ll add to the watch list. Variety seems to be the theme–definitely the networks have something for everyone, from space adventures to sci-fi in a medical procedural setting to paranormal stories and psychological thrillers. TNT’s contribution is of the supernatural variety, with its new series Proof, starring Jennifer Beals as a surgeon searching for life after death.
Joe Morton stars as another doctor in the story. Morton is pretty much synonymous with sci-fi since his role as the inventor of the future in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He’s also shown up everywhere from Eureka to Warehouse 13, from CW’s Smallville to the movie Paycheck, to The X-Files and Forever Young (not to mention non-genre notable roles in Lone Star, M*A*S*H, Crossroads, The Equalizer, Speed, and Homicide).
Also look for co-stars Callum Blue (Smallville, The Tudors, and Dead Like Me), and Ed Gathegi (House, M.D., Veronica Mars, X-Men: First Class, Beauty and the Beast), and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Memphis Belle, Transporter 2, The Dark Knight Rises).
Here’s a preview of Proof, on TNT:
Here is the PR description for the show:
Jennifer Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. Carolyn is persuaded by Ivan Turing (Modine), a cancer-stricken tech inventor and billionaire to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, all of it in the search for evidence that death is not the end.
Proof airs Tuesday nights this summer, and premieres June 16 at 9 p.m. Central on TNT.