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Jennifer Carpenter Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter has booked her first post-Dexter leading role. The actress has been cast as the star of ABC's drama pilot Sea of FireTVLine reports.

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ABC Orders Pilots for Shondaland Legal Thriller, Murder Mystery From Jenna Bans

Jenna Bans

ABC has given early pilot orders to How to Get Away With Murder and Sea of Fire, TVGuide.com has learned.

Shondaland project How to Get Away With Murder is a legal thriller about... read more

Scandal Spoiler: Did That Really Just Happen?! Find Out What's Next

Scandal

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

The investigation into who really sent the damaging sex tape to the White House finally came to a head in Thursday night's episode of Scandal... read more

Scandal Flashback: Was Fitz and Olivia's Relationship More Than a Torrid Affair?

Scandal

Scandal is going back in time!

On Thursday's episode, the ABC drama will flash back to the presidential primary race where future President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia (Kerry Washington) first met. For those who think Oliva and Fitz's stolen glances and forbidden romance ...
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ABC Buys Shonda Rhimes Drama

Shonda Rhimes

ABC has bought another one-hour drama from Shonda Rhimes.

Still untitled, the series is about a young Minneapolis defense lawyer who struggles to start his own firm after being fired from his high-powered gig. As he delves into his new path, he realizes he may have been cashiered from his old firm after getting to close to a deadly cover-up.

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Is It Just Me: Off the Map's Medical Mystery

Caroline Dhavernas, Michael McKean

Can coconut water actually be used for medicinal purposes?

On the January 12 premiere of ABC's new docs-in-the-wild drama Off the Map, supply-strapped M.D.s Ben (Martin Henderson) and Lily (Caroline Dhavernas) pluck coconuts from a tree in the jungles of South America and administer the water intravenously to an ailing patient. Possible?

"Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!" says Dr. Glenn P. Kelley, a cardiologist in Metairie, Louisiana, who confirms that ... read more

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

Caroline Dhavernas

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.

Is Off the Map more than Grey's Anatomy in the jungle?

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.

"[Going to Bali] was the first time that I had traveled on my own, for a whole month," she says. "That's also one of the reasons why Off the Map appealed to me, because I was on the beach surrounded by coconuts and sand and ocean. I was reading something that took place exactly in that setting and was like... read more

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

Martin Henderson, Thomas Blake Jr., Jason George

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! read more

Off the Map: Not Just Grey's Anatomy in the Jungle

Caroline Dhavernas, Tessa Thompson, Martin Henderson

Off the Map may seem like Grey's Anatomy in the jungle, especially with executive producer Shonda Rhimes attached. But series creator Jenna Bans tells TVGuide.com that the show will set itself apart.

How? Jungle medicine.

Map centers on three doctors, portrayed by Caroline Dhavernas, Zach Gilford and Mamie Gummer, who venture to South America to work at a clinic with less than hospitable surroundings and a natural lack of resources. "Here, it's 1952: You don't have high-tech, you don't have big pharma, you have your brain, you have your instincts," Dr. Ben (Martin Henderson) explains to the new doctors after he punches a guy in the face to act as anesthesia in the pilot's opening moments.

Check out photos of Off the Map

"From the first frame of the show you see that this is not... read more

ABC Premiere Dates: Mr. Sunshine Bumps Cougar Town

Mr. Sunshine

It's a Friends war: Chandler has pushed Monica off the ABC schedule.

The network announced that the prized post-Modern Family timeslot will be filled by Mr. Sunshine, a new comedy starring Matthew Perry. The show will debut Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 9:30/8:30c, while the Courteney Cox comedy Cougar Town goes on hiatus until... read more

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