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Off the Map Creators Discuss Writing, Production Challenges

Off The Map is not simply Grey’s Anatomy in a jungle. Or so we're told, even though it so is. Just the same, the extreme environs do necessitate some original storytelling. The drama created by Jenna Bans and produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers is all-new tonight (see sneak previews ). What can we expect this week and beyond? Read More...

New Synopsis Released for Off the Map Season 1, Episode 2: "Smile. Don't Kill Anyone" - Wetpaint

Off the Map Season 1, Episode 2: "Smile. Don't Kill Anyone" - Zee, Lily and Ben spring into action when a 12-foot anaconda snake takes hold of a wildlife photographer. Meanwhile Mina struggles to get along with new colleague Ryan and Tommy learns a tough cultural lesson. Cheech Marin guest stars. Source: ABC

Is Off the Map More Than Grey’s Anatomy in the Jungle?

Off the Map may seem familiar, what with its genetically blessed coterie of dark and twisty doctors, but the new ABC series replaces Seattle Grace with, well, a South American jungle. Wednesday's premiere introduced us to the newly arrived staff of La Clinica Cruz del Sur. Let's make snap judgments about them!

Off the Map: Attack of the Grey’s Anatomy Clone [Video]

Off the Map : Attack of the Grey’s Anatomy Clone" href="" class="pp_image"> Last night, ABC premiered the third show in the Shondaland universe, Off the Map , which isn't exactly a spin-off of either Grey's Anatomy or Private Practice but it does feel a lot like both of them.

'Off The Map's' Zach Gilford ditches his 'Friday Night Lights' Panther blues for Hawaii

Spending a day talking to television critics generally isn't a TV actor's idea of a good time -- it tends to be a tough crowd. Unless, of course, you're a "Friday Night Lights" alum, in which case, you're guaranteed to be an instant favorite with a room full of otherwise cynical journalists.Such is the case for Zach Gilford, former "Friday Night Lights" QB-1 Matt Saracen. We sat down with him after he finished a panel discussion about his new ABC show, "Off the Map," in which he plays a very un-Saracen-like plastic surgeon who has taken an adventurous gig at a clinic in a fictional South American country. Read More...

Reel TV News: Shows Picked Up for Another Season, Plus Glee Producers Deny Justin Bieber Rumors - 1/12/11

Tuesday's news with Rachel talks exciting breaking buzz about show renewals, including Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Modern Family and other ABC comedies and dramas, and Raising Hope on FOX! Be sure to watch the video below for the full list of renewals that were released this week! Also, though rumors were flying that Justin Bieber would be gracing the halls of McKinley High, Glee producers have been shutting them down left and right. However, those with Bieber fever can still catch the boy wonder when he reprises his role on CSI! Also, for TV addicts looking for a new show to get hooked on, be sure to tune into tonight's series premiere of Off The Map on ABC! Check out the video in the link below for more of today's entertainment scoop! Reel TV News: 1/12/11

Four Things You Should Know About Off the Map's Mamie Gummer

Sure, Mamie Gummer is the look-alike daughter of screen legend Meryl Streep, but the 27-year-old is also one of the stars of ABC's new medical drama Off the Map, premiering tonight at 10/9c. Here are four things you should know about the series' resident infectious-disease specialist. Read More…

‘Off the Map’ Star Caroline Dhavernas on Her Return to Network Television

The last time Canadian actress Caroline Dhavernas headlined an American television series, 2004’s wonderfully quirky “Wonderfalls,” the network — we’re looking at you, Fox — yanked the program off the air after only four episodes. Dhavernas’ latest series, the tropical medical drama “Off the Map”, looks to have a longer on-air life. Created by Jenna Bans, a former “Grey’s Anatomy” writer, and executive produced by “Grey’s” and “Private Practice” creator Shonda Rhimes, the series stars Dhavernas as Lily, one of three doctors who come to a South American clinic to help the locals while battling personal demons. Zach Gilford (”Friday Night Lights”) and Mamie Gummer (”John Adams”) play her redemption-seeking cohorts, while Martin Henderson mentors the trio as the head of the Clinica Cruz del Sur. Read More…

'Off the Map': Watch the first 11 minutes of Wednesday's premiere

ABC would really, really like you to watch the premiere of "Off the Map" on Wednesday (Jan. 12) -- but if you don't have a full hour free, you can get a head start on the show right now.The network has posted the first act of the show's pilot online, which you can see up above. The show follows three young doctors (Caroline Dhavernas, Zach Gilford and Mamie Gummer) who for various reasons find themselves working at a remote South American clinic run by Dr. Ben Keeton (Martin Henderson), who walked away from a chief of surgery job at UCLA to found the clinic. Jason George, Valerie Cruz and Rachelle Lefevre also star.The first act deals with the new docs' arrival at the clinic, sets out some basic character traits -- Gilford's Tommy Fuller is cocky, Dhavernas' Lily Brenner conscientious and Gummer's Mina Minard a know-it-all -- and lays out the stakes and challenges of...

TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 1/12

Check out new episodes of ABC comedies The Middle, Better With You, Modern Family, and Cougar Town... but don't forget to stay tuned afterwards for the series premiere of Off The Map! Also, NBC's got two back-to-back episodes of Minute to Win It, plus there's Live to Dance on CBS! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c The Middle  on ABC Live to Dance  on CBS Human Target  on FOX Minute to Win It  on NBC 8:30/7:30c Better With You  on ABC 9/8c Modern Family  on ABC Human Target  on FOX Minute to Win It  on NBC 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town  on FOX 10/9c Off The Map  on ABC -- series premiere! The Defenders  on CBS Top Chef  on Bravo Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  on NBC What will you be watching?