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‘Body Of Proof’ Renewal: Jeri Ryan Holds Out Hope

“Body of Proof” may be on the bubble, but star Jeri Ryan (and the rest of the cast) hopes that it will be renewed for a third season.

“We’re very much on the bubble,” Ryan recently told HuffPost TV. “For our last two episodes [March 27, April 3] we’ve had great overall numbers. Our overall viewers are higher than most of the shows I’ve ever dealt with, and higher than most of the shows that are considered hits.”

Indeed, viewership for “Body of Proof” has risen to its highest levels since the beginning of the season. Its placement immediately following the “Dancing with the Stars” results show has certainly helped. For the past two weeks, ABC has secured the No. 1 position for the solid two-hour block from 9-11 p.m.

Ryan still has her fears, though, since the networks don’t necessarily look at overall viewer numbers when considering renewal.

“Our demographic numbers, which are the only things advertisers care about, are low,” says Ryan. “So, something like ‘New Girl’ gets double or triple our demographic numbers, but we get double their overall viewers. But that’s a hit, yet we’re on the bubble. It’s hard! It’s such an archaic system!”

“Body Of Proof” also towered over its timeslot competitor, “Fashion Star,” by 6 million viewers. Ryan believes it’s unfair to judge a show’s future based on viewer numbers alone, however.

“So much of the viewership now is not watching it live. They’re watching on DVR and skimming through all the ads, so it’s too bad we’re sticking to the old advertising model,” she says. “Somewhere down the line, things will have to change, but I guess for now it is what it is. We’re all hoping.”

The season two finale of “Body Of Proof” airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on ABC.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

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‘Body of Proof’ Season 2: Jeri Ryan says Kate is still in charge

Hard-nosed Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) loosened up a bit during the freshman season of ABC’s “Body of Proof,” but all that was put in jeopardy when she found out ex-husband Todd (Jeffrey Nordling) was sleeping with her boss, Dr. Kate Murphey (Jeri Ryan).

Well, against the odds, Season 2 of the series kicks off with the usual threesome behaving quite civilly.

“Tensions get high and tempers can flare, but the bottom line is they’re professionals and adults,” Ryan told Zap2it at the Season 2 launch party. “And I’m still her boss.”

Still, it’s not exactly “Three’s Company.”

There’s a moment in the Tuesday premiere, “Love Thy Neighbor,” where Megan thinks Kate crosses a line, taking on some of her parental duties.

“Kate is sort of finding herself where she didn’t want to be,” says Ryan, “in the middle of an already tense family dynamic. And there’s a kid involved. Kate is not a mom. Kate wasn’t planning on being a mom, and now she’s shoved into this position, which isn’t incredibly comfortable for everybody.”

This no doubt spills into the medical examiner’s office, where the tension is significantly eased by upping the humor in Season 2. Episode 1 pokes plenty of jokes at Delany’s “Desperate Housewives” past, with the murder taking place at picturesque cul-de-sac populated by… swingers.

“It’s been great,” Ryan says of the show’s shifting tone. “I think the biggest change for Season 2 is that it’s a lot lighter. We’re all enjoying that. The stories and the cases have their gravity, but in real life, people have senses of humor, people enjoy themselves and people enjoy each other while they’re working.”

Yes, even when they’re working over dead bodies.

And while more humor has its perks, the real joy for Ryan has been the filming location. After shooting the first season in Rhode Island, production was recently moved to Los Angeles.

“It’s heaven,” says Ryan, who admits she actually cried when she heard the news. “I’ve got two kids and a husband here. I was commuting from Rhode Island — which is a rough, brutal commute.”

At 3,000 miles, we’re inclined to agree. You can catch a jet-lag-free Jeri Ryan on Season 2 of “Body of Proof,” which premieres tonight (Sept. 20), at 10:00 p.m. ET, on ABC.

via ‘Body of Proof’ Season 2: Jeri Ryan says Kate is still in charge – From Inside the Box – Zap2it.

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Warehouse 13 and Life with Jeri Ryan

A new interview with Jeri! 😀

SOURCE: The Deadbolt

Although fan science fiction fans know actress Jeri Ryan from her memorable role as Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, Ryan steps into the Syfy world of Warehouse 13 on Monday, August 1 at 9pm. In the Warehouse 13 episode called “Queen for a Day,” Ryan portrays Amanda, whose planned fairy tale wedding is derailed when exposure to a Warehouse 13 artifact threatens her life. Interestingly, Jeri Ryan steps into the Warehouse 13 guest shoes of a Marine with close ties to Eddie McClintock’s Pete Lattimer character.

Now that Warehouse 13 is in full season swing on Syfy, Jeri Ryan joins guest stars Rene Auberjonois, Jaime Murray, Sasha Roiz, Faran Tahir, Lindsay Wagner and Ashley Williams.

Ahead of Warehouse 13 and “Queen for a Day,” TheDeadbolt spent a few Syfy moments with Jeri Ryan to get the guest scoop on her character, what she loves about Warehouse 13, balancing comedy with drama, and why Ryan loves TV more than film.

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Jeri Ryan Mentioned In A Warehouse 13 Star’s Interview

Eddie McClintock of Warehouse 13 mentioned Jeri in a recent interview:

The actor was able, however, to reveal some of the great guest stars of the upcoming season. “Jeri Ryan…was amazing to work with; we had a blast. She’s an old pro and she walked on the set and basically made herself at home which was great.

You can read the entire interview here.

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Star Trek producer wanted to kill off Seven Of Nine

Written by James Ryder (Source)

Former Star Trek producer Brannon Braga has revealed that he wanted to kill off the character of Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) in Star Trek: Voyager. Braga was one of the main producers on Star Trek: Voyager and the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise and is a somewhat controversial figure within the Trek world. Not all Trek fans like his take on the Trek universe and some are quite critical of his work on Star Trek – blaming him for the failure of Enterprise to take off. Braga even received death threats after the character of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) was killed off in the movie Generations.

Now Braga has revealed, in a recent interview with SFX, that while working on Voyager he wanted to kill off the hugely popular character of Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan). The character was introduced in the season three finale of Voyager and became a permanent cast member in the following season as the character was rescued from the Borg by the crew of Voyager. The addition of Ryan’s character to the spin-off added some much needed sex appeal for the series but also a new dynamic on the series with Seven often being paired up with Captain Janeway (Kate Melgrew) creating somewhat fraught teacher/pupil relationship. Despite the characters popularity it seems Braga felt the character should have been killed!

“It was my feeling that Seven Of Nine should have died. If you watch the episode ‘Human Error’ written by Andre Bormanis, it was not only a heart breaking episode in that Seven Of Nine learns, as she begins to explore her human emotions, that she can’t experience them. There’s a Borg chip inside her that will kill her if she tries to do so. First of all, that’s kind of an interesting ‘rape victim’ analogy or whatever you want to call it, about a damaged woman who can’t get past what happened to her, but I also always saw it as a crucial episode that would set up the finale. This was a woman who knew she was neither here nor there. She couldn’t go back to the Borg, nor would she want to, but she could never be fully human, so she was doomed. And I wanted to have her sacrifice herself to get her shipmates home.” – Braga in SFX

While we do understand where Braga is coming from with his ideas surrounding Seven’s possible death we think he was picking on the wrong character in Voyager. If any character should have been killed off – permanently and not resurrected/replaced/retconned at the end of the episode – it should have been the pointless Harry Kim closely followed by dull Chakotay.

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