News for Off the Map

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 .

Off The Map Video Clip

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ABC Orders Body of Proof, Off the Map

Dana Delany will again headline her own series next year with ABC's pickup of Body of Proof, and the Shonda Rhimes-produced Off the Map also has a home at the network, has confirmed. Proof centers on Dr. Megan Hunt (Delany), a medical examiner who tries to balance her overwhelming work and personal life. Rhimes' third medical series follows three docs (Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer, Enrique Murciano) with troubled pasts who leave the U.S. to do some good at a clinic in a jungle. Body of Proof and Off the Map join No Ordinary Family, Mr. Sunshine, Happy Endings, Better Together, Detroit 187, The Whole Truth, and My Generation as new scripted ABC shows for the 2010-11 season. Source Here

Caroline Dhavernas Snags Lead in Off the Map

Wonderfalls' Caroline Dhavernas has been cast as one of the three leads in Off the Map, Shonda Rhimes' new medical pilot for ABC. Dhavernas, 31, will play Lily, a young doctor who deals with tragedy by moving to a jungle in South America to work in a free clinic. Working with Lily at the clinic will be Meena, an infectious disease specialist with a shadowy past, and Manny (Without a Trace's Enrique Murciano), an egotistical plastic surgeon. Meena has not yet been cast. Map will be executive-produced by Rhimes and written by Grey's Anatomy co-executive producer Jenna Bans. Source Here

Meryl Streep's Daughter Goes Off the Map

Mamie Gummer has been cast in Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama Off the Map. Gummer, Meryl Streep's 26-year-old daughter who recently guest-starred in The Good Wife, will play Mina Minard, the third in the trio of doctors who leave the U.S. to work in a South American medical clinic. The pilot centers on Mina, Lily (Caroline Dhavernas) and Manny (Enrique Murciano), who each are trying to leave behind spotted pasts. Jason George, Martin Henderson and Valerie Cruz also star. Source Here