"Pilot" is the pilot episode of the medical drama Body of Proof. It premiered on the ABC network in the United States on March 29, 2011. The episode was directed by Nelson McCormick and written by series creator Christopher Murphey. "Pilot" introduces the lead character of Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon turned medical examiner, portrayed by Dana Delany. In the episode, a female jogger is found dead in Schuylkill River and Megan teams up with medical investigator Peter Dunlop to investigate her whereabouts before her murder. Meanwhile, Megan spends the day trying to solve a personal problem concerning her daughter's birthday.
"Pilot" was filmed in Providence, Rhode Island during April 2010. The episode achieved 13.942 million viewers upon its first broadcast in the United States, making it the second most watched series premiere of the 2010–11 television season. It also gave UK crime channel Alibi their biggest ever television audience. "Pilot" received mixed reviews from critics, who thought the show seemed bland. However, most critics praised Delany and the supporting cast's performances.Read More