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Check out a poster for ABC’s new series OFF THE MAP which premieres on January 12, 2010 at 10pm. Off the Map Synopsis: Off the Map is an uplifting medical drama from executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) and executive producer/creator Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy”), it explores how far one has to go in order to truly heal. Six doctors who have lost their way will go to the ends of the earth to try to remember the reasons why they wanted to become doctors in the first place. To Read More Click Here.

Off the Map: The First ABC Promo!

Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama (this makes three) is coming in two months. Off the Map premieres Wednesday, January 12 on ABC, and we've got the first promo here! The creator of  Grey’s Anatomy  and  Private Practice  has taken her newest cast of doctors all the way to South America, where they'll be working to save those truly in need. Off the Map  stars Enrique Murciano, former  Grey’s Anatomy  doc Jason George, Caroline Dhavernas, Rachelle Lefevre, Zach Gilford and others. Here's your very first look ... Source & Preview

Grey's Anatomy Creator's 'Off the Map' Coming to ABC in January

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of  Grey's Anatomy  and Private Practice,  seems to really enjoy producing medical dramas. Her newest show,  Off the Map , will also be premiering on ABC and will be premiering on  Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m . A few people will remember that Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. isn't a great slot, and certainly not for a new show.   I believe that  Eastwick  and  Ugly Betty  both didn't do well there .  Of course, I'm not suggesting the time slot was the only reason for their ratings.  I guess it's just difficult to premiere a mid-season show at 10:00 p.m.  On the other hand, this is a Shonda Rhimes show, and she certainly has a following of fans on this network.   Off the Map  isn't a spin-off of  Grey's Anatomy  or  Private Practice , but there are certainly people who like Rhimes' work and may tune in to see it here. To Read More  Click Here.

Off the Map to Premiere January 12

Those of you hoping for a third Shonda Rhimes medical drama on ABC are in luck! The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice will debut her latest effort, Off the Map, Wednesdays starting in January. The writer and producer Tweeted the news ... Set in South America, Off the Map stars Enrique Murciano, former Grey’s Anatomy doc Jason George, Caroline Dhavernas, Rachelle Lefevre and Zach Gilford, among others. Source Here

ABC Orders More Off the Map

ABC is displaying high confidence in its upcoming midseason drama Off the Map. The network has ordered six more episodes of the medical show from creator Jenna Bans and executive producers Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice), bringing the total to 13 episodes, has learned exclusively. The series follows Tommy (Zach Gilford), Lily (Caroline Dhavernas) and Mina (Mamie Gummer) at a medical clinic in South America. The cast also includes Jason George, Martin Henderson, Rachelle Lefevre and Valerie Cruz. Off the Map is slated to debut in early 2011. Source Here

Which St. Elsewhere Doc is Heading to ABC's Off the Map?

Off the Map, ABC's new mid-season medical drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (think Grey's in the jungle), has enlisted an alum from NBC's 1980s medical drama St. Elsewehere. Recycling crusader Ed Begley Jr., who starred as Elsewhere's Dr. Victor Ehrlich from 1982-88, will appear in the fifth episode as a dentist named Hank. When a dentist's chair arrives unexpectedly in the economically-deprived locale, what will the doctor's do? Figuring this is a Rhimes show, they'll probably have steamy sex in it. I'm just saying... Source Here

Zach Gilford Goes Off the Map

Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford has joined the cast of ABC's mid-season medical drama Off the Map, an ABC rep tells Gilford will play Tommy, a physician who joins fellow doctors Lily (Caroline Dhavernas) and Mina (Mamie Gummer) at a medical clinic in South America. The 28-year-old star joins the cast after the departure of Enrique Murciano, who was let go because of creative reasons, according to ABC reps. Gilford will not be playing the same character the Without a Trace star portrayed. Off the Map, created by Jenna Bans and produced by Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice's Shonda Rhimes, recently signed Rachelle Lefevre as a series regular. The cast also includes Jason George, Martin Henderson and Valerie Cruz. Source Here

Enrique Murciano off ABC's 'Map'

Enrique Murciano will be missing from ABC’s Off the Map when it premieres this fall. The Without a Trace alum has been dropped from the cast of the Shonda Rhimes-produced doctors-in-paradise drama, sources confirm to me exclusively. I’m told Murciano was let go for creative reasons and the role will not be recast. The news comes a week after Twilight‘s Rachelle Lefevre signed on to Map as a series regular. Source Here

Shonda Rhimes Puts Rachelle Lefevre Off the Map

Rachelle Lefevre was taken off the Twilight saga map earlier this year, when the redhead was controversially replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in Eclipse. Now she's back on the map, so to speak, as a cast member on ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-backed physicians-in-paradise soap Off the Map. Yup, another Shonda medical drama. The Boston Legal and Swingtown star’s character, Eva, is a free-spirited missionary doctor, well versed in both international medicine and global health, EW reports. She worked at the clinic before, but left due to her troubled romantic history with its founder, Ben (Martin Henderson). What do you think? Will you watch the show? Source Here

OFF THE MAP (ABC) First Look

Take a first look at ABC's new series OFF THE MAP. After ABC's 2010-2011 primetime TV schedule announcement, it's time to take a closer look at all the new shows that will soon grace our screens. OFF THE MAP Synopsis: Executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") and creator Jenna Bans ("Grey's Anatomy") bring you an uplifting medical drama that explores how far you have to go to truly heal. Welcome to "la ciudad de las estrellas" (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. That's where idealistic young Dr. Lily Brenner just landed, along with fellow doctors Mina Minard and Manny Diaz. All of these young doctors are running away from personal demons, but they aren't the only ones with emotional baggage. Take the legendary and enigmatic Ben Keeton, who was the youngest Chief of Surgery at UCLA. He walked away from it all to found the clinic. Together with his right-hand doctor, Otis Cole, he'll teach these newcomers how to save lives in the most challenging environment they've ever worked in. To Read More Click Here .