Bodies of Evidence (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bodies of Evidence
Genre Police drama
Created by David Jacobs
Starring Lee Horsley
George Clooney
Kate McNeil
Al Fann
Leslie Jordan
Theme music composer Christopher Klatman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16
Release
Original network CBS
Original release February 26, 1992 – May 19, 1993

Bodies of Evidence is an American television police drama series that aired on CBS between June 1992 and May 1993.[1] The show starred Lee Horsley, and George Clooney in his last leading television role before ER; in its first season, the series was a relatively well-rated summer series, and was brought back for an eight-episode second season in spring 1993.[2]

Plot[edit]

A team of homicide detectives, led by the veteran head of the department Lt. Ben Carroll (Lee Horsley), work cases in an unnamed big city. Carroll's team is made up of Det. Ryan Walker (George Clooney), a talented detective with a propensity to get too emotionally invested in his cases; Det. Nora Houghton, a rookie detective unsure of her skills; and Houghton's partner, Det. Will Stratton, a jaded veteran detective close to retirement, they are assisted in their cases by the department's forensics specialist, Lemar Samuels (Leslie Jordan). The series also attempts to highlight how the homicide detectives' work life impacts their personal lives.[1]

Cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
First aired Last aired
1 8 June 18, 1992 (1992-06-18) August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)
2 8 March 30, 1993 (1993-03-30) May 28, 1993 (1993-05-28)

Broadcast history[edit]

  • Thursdays 10:00–11:00 a.m. (June – August 1992)
  • Fridays 10:00–11:00 p.m. (March – May 1993)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1992)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Original air date  Prod.
code [3]
1 1 "Afternoon Delights" James L. Conway June 18, 1992 (1992-06-18) 447501
2 2 "Nightmoves" Bruce Seth Green June 25, 1992 (1992-06-25) 447502
3 3 "The Cold Light of Day" Randall Zisk July 2, 1992 (1992-07-02) 447503
4 4 "Echoes in the Dark" Bruce Seth Green July 9, 1992 (1992-07-09) 447504
5 5 "Street Justice" Harry Harris July 23, 1992 (1992-07-23) 446705[4]
6 6 "Time Served" Robert Becker July 30, 1992 (1992-07-30) 447506
7 7 "Nearest and Dearest" Harry Harris August 13, 1992 (1992-08-13) 447507
8 8 "The Edge" James L. Conway August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27) 447508

Season 2 (1993)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Original air date  Prod.
code [3]
9 1 "Whispers of the Dead" Neal Denault March 30, 1993 (1993-03-30) 447511
Note: Special Tuesday night preview airing.
10 2 "Blindside" Burt Brinckerhoff April 2, 1993 (1993-04-02) 447512
11 3 "Trial by Fire" Robert Becker April 9, 1993 (1993-04-09) 447513
12 4 "Eleven Grains of Sand" Lee Sheldon April 16, 1993 (1993-04-16) 447514
13 5 "Shadows" Burt Brinckerhoff April 23, 1993 (1993-04-23) 447515
Part 1 of 3.
14 6 "The Formula" Jeff Kibbee April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30) 447516
Part 2 of 3.
15 7 "Endangered Species" Alan J. Levi May 7, 1993 (1993-05-07) 447517
Part 3 of 3.
16 8 "Flesh and Blood" Neal Ahern May 28, 1993 (1993-05-28) 447518

Reception[edit]

The critical reception to Bodies of Evidence was mixed to mostly negative. Tony Scott of Variety described the series' pilot as having "sharp production values, little humorous relief, and generally pro performances", though with "several off-putting touches",[5] but Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker gave the show a "D" grade, calling it "Law & Order Lite — a show that comes on all hard-boiled and complicated but reworks plots that seem left over from Mannix."[6] David Hiltbrand of People magazine gave Bodies of Evidence a "C" grade, stating, "In the regular season, I probably wouldn't give this predictable, overwritten show a second look, this being the summer session, we grade on a curve."[7] And Los Angeles Times' Chris Willman panned the show as "tired and sub-formulaic".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Bodies of Evidence (Police Drama)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (Eighth ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. 
  2. ^ Lowry, Brian (February 24, 1993). "CBS will revive 'Bodies'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  3. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search". United States Copyright Office. September 15, 1992. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bodies of evidence: no. 446705, Street justice / a Roundelay production in.." United States Copyright Office. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ Scott, Tony (June 18, 1992). "Review: 'Bodies of Evidence Afternoon Delights'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  6. ^ Tucker, Ken (June 18, 1992). "Bodies of Evidence". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  7. ^ Hiltbrand, David (June 29, 1992). "Picks and Pans Review: Bodies of Evidence". People. 37 (25). Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  8. ^ Willman, Chris (June 18, 1992). "TV Reviews : 'Bodies of Evidence' Formulaic Police Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-09-13. 

External links[edit]