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Off the Map Star: I Took The Job for "Coconuts and Sand and Ocean"

Caroline Dhavernas' last show on TV, the cult favorite Wonderfalls , was killed after just 13 episodes. So, it's not surprising that she wasn't exactly eager to go back to series television. "It was really too bad because it was such a different and quirky show and the fans loved it," Dhavernas says of the Bryan Fuller-produced series that followed a philosophy graduate working in a gift shop where the wax figurines urge her to help people in need. Six years of bit parts in Canadian films and guest roles on crime procedurals passed. Then, while on a beach in Bali, she read the script for Off the Map , a near-surefire hit from the team behind Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. The show was a medical drama set in the South American jungle. Read More... //

Off the Map Sneak Peek: "A Doctor Time Out"

Seattle Grace, it's not. Oceanside Wellness? Hardly. This is South America, and just when this couple thought things couldn't get any worse, an avalanche strikes! Welcome to Off the Map , ladies and gentlemen. Tomorrow night, the annual festival takes place, but when a live wire electrocutes a young man and causes a citywide blackout, Mina and Otis fight for his life. Here's a clip from "A Doctor Time Out" ... //

'Off the Map' 1.03 Preview: A Doctor Time Out

Shonda Rhimes' new project "Off the Map" is trying to differentiate itself from "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" with the new episode. Next week, the doctors would be faced with the harsh living conditions in the third world country before they meet the real medical challenge.  In "A Doctor Time Out", the city is buzzing with the annual festival, but when a live wire electrocutes a young man and causes a citywide blackout, Mina and Otis fight for his life. Meanwhile a dangerous mudslide leaves a young pregnant couple in peril and the doctors scrambling to save them both. Read More... //

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… //