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‘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?

OFF THE MAP (ABC) “Saved by the Great White Hope” Episode 1 (Series Premiere) - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of 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. Read More... //

This Week In TV: Scheduling & Most Anticipated Midseason Premieres Including Skins, Off The Map and More – 01/10/11

In this edition of This Week in TV, Kendra and Rachel dive right into the excitement of midseason premieres! First up, they have loads of new premieres and season returns of some of our favorite shows, including The Cape, Lights Out, Human Target, Off The Map, and more! Also, don't forget the Golden Globes this upcoming Sunday! If that's not a big enough list for ya, Rachel and Kendra help you narrow things down by sharing the midseason premieres they're most looking forward to. For the full list of picks, watch the video in the link below! Watch Now: This Week in TV: 1/10/11

Off the Map's Jason George Previews His Bad-Boy Character

The relationship between Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Miranda Bailey and Dr. Ben Warren may not have worked out, but there's a good reason: actor Jason George is moving on to play another doctor, this time on ABC's Off the Map (also produced by Grey's Shonda Rimes), premiering January 12. "I would love to [return to Grey's], but I can easily see where the network and Shonda may have problems with that," George told TV Guide Magazine at the ABC TCA party on January 10. "With this show launching as big as it's launching right now, it's easiest to just have my face associated with this character." On the jungle-set Off the Map George plays "hard-ass" Otis Cole, who will soon have a hard time defining his relationship with two female doctors. "Otis says early on, 'There ain't no HR department in the jungle,' and then you begin to realize as things go on that there's a reason there are HR departments," says George. "It gets complicated and that gets interesting." To Read More Click Here.


EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT WITH JENNA BANS, SHONDA RHIMES AND JASON GEORGE OF ABC'S OFF THE MAP In a first-ever event, ABC is providing fans the opportunity to view the opening ten minutes of the "Off the Map" series premiere and chat exclusively with show creator and executive producer Jenna Bans, executive producer Shonda Rhimes, and actor Jason George (Dr. Otis Cole). The chat and stream will take place live on the official Facebook fan page Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m., PT. Fans who have "liked" the page will be able to participate. For more information and to join, visit // "Off the Map," premieres WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Off the Map" stars Jonathan Castellanos as Charlie, Valerie Cruz as Zitajalehrena Alvarez (Zee), Caroline Dhavernas as Lily Brenner, Jason George as Otis Cole, Zach Gilford as Tommy Fuller, Mamie Gummer as Mina Minard, Martin Henderson as Ben Keeton and Rachelle Lefevre as Ryan Clark. "Off the Map" is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, and created/executive-produced by Jenna Bans. The series, which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from ABC Studios

Off the Map's Valerie Cruz Is Engaged

Off the Map star Valerie Cruz is engaged, the actress tells "It just kind of happened at Christmas," she said. //

'Off the Map' Creator Jenna Bans: Hawaii's 'Lost' Locations Were a 'Perfect Fit'

As ABC’s iconic Lost came to an end, Jenna Bans saw an opportunity. The creator of Off the Map, a South America-set medical drama/action-adventure series premiering Wednesday, thought Lost’s Hawaii locations would be the "perfect fit" for an idea she’d been kicking around about a Doctors Without Borders-type medical series set in the jungle.  "The genesis [for Off the Map] came at the same time as Lost was ending," she said Monday at the Television Critics Association press stop of the Hawaii sets that would be up for grabs once the mystery drama concluded. To Read More Click Here. //

Shonda Rimes: 'Off the Map' puts the scalpel in the hand of Indiana Jones

When details about ABC's newest medical show, "Off the Map," began to surface last spring, critics quickly found their catchphrase, but producer Shonda Rimes insists that despite first impressions, "OTM" is not "'Grey's Anatomy' in the jungle."We "put the scalpel in the hand of Indiana Jones," she tells critics at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour. Showrunner Jenna Bans points out a key difference between doctors on "Grey's" and the "Off the Map" crowd. On "Grey's," the doctors are the cream of the crop. Derek Shepherd is the best neurosurgeon, Meredith Grey graduated from Med School with shining colors. Many of the "Off the Map" doctors have taken refuge in the jungle, where resources are low and technology is primitive, for a reason. "These actors are embodying characters who really aren't at the top of their game professionally or personally," Bans says. "These are really characters who need to start over, need to really... //