What if Grey's Anatomy and House had more supernatural stuff? Well, then they would be TNT's new medical drama Proof, which sounds like all the other medical dramas ever made, but with brief pauses for doctors to look inside the chest cavities of their patients and shout "Any ghosts in there?"
TNT just sent out a press release announcing that it has greenlit Proof, starring Jennifer Beals as the smarty pants doctor who sometimes cuts into patients only to discover a holy light beaming from inside their lungs. Or something. We don't know exactly, but here's the official synopsis:
In Proof, [Jennifer] Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, a brilliant surgeon with a caustic edge. Carolyn has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage to Dr. Len Barliss (Sean Gleeson) and a growing estrangement from their daughter (Annie Thurman). But Carolyn's own trauma hasn't deterred her from her charitable outreaches, which include helping disaster victims in far-flung trouble spots throughout the world.
Despite her skeptical, hard-science attitude, Carolyn is persuaded by a cancer-stricken tech millionaire (Matthew Modine) to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings and other supernatural phenomena. Her goal is to find verifiable proof to life's greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?
Helping – or sometimes hindering – Carolyn in her quest are her boss, Dr. Charles Russell (Joe Morton), the head of the hospital, and Peter Van Owen (Callum Blue), a best-selling author who claims to be psychic. Gathegi plays Zed, a hospital intern from the Sudan who assists Carolyn, and Kaplan plays Janel Ramsey, Turing's assistant.
The series also stars Matthew Modine (who is great) and is being executive-produced by Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Rob Bragin (Greek, Murphy Brown), Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman, and Alex Graves (The West Wing, Game of Thrones). TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Proof, with plans to premiere the series in 2015.