Every episode is a pilot episode with the new Body of Proof.
At least, that's the general idea from the producers of the show, which stars Dana Delany and returns for its third season, Tuesday, Feb. 19, on ABC and City.
"Megan (Delany's character, a medical examiner) still is full of piss and vinegar," said Body of Proof co-executive producer Matthew Gross. "But one of the things we sort of task ourselves with is growing the audience, obviously. We want bigger ratings.
"We're sort of re-tooling the show. But in doing so, we really wanted to give the network something to promote. So even though there is a serialized component and story-lines that go episode to episode, we wanted to look at each episode as separate, almost movies.
"How are we going to make some noise? What would you do if you were going to make a pilot every episode?"
Well, triple the budget, for starters.