Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson
The road of great expectations invariably contains its share of potholes. So it is with SundanceTV's The Red Road (Thursday, 9/8c), a lugubrious six-episode drama that's as overwrought as it is underwhelming, representing a rare misfire for the channel that brought us such outstanding originals as Top of the Lake and Rectify last year.
Jungle love takes a life-threatening turn on tonight's Off the Map (10/9c, ABC) when Ryan (Rachelle Lefevre) reveals to Ben (Martin Henderson) a secret she's kept since childhood, just as he seems ready to commit to the flame-haired doc. And that's not her only crisis. Ryan will be searching for a lost little girl who shares a tragic link to her secret — she feels responsible for the sick child because of a decision she made that has ...
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 ...
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!
Off the Map
You've heard the phrase "Physician, heal thyself." In Off the Map, the latest and most exotic medical romance to emerge from the Shonda Rhimes assembly line, you could add, "And sun yourself while you're at it."
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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...
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...
Off the Map
"Grey's in the jungle!" That's the nickname the actors on ABC's new medical drama Off the Map have given their series, which will likely premiere in early 2011. But the producers, including Shonda Rhimes (who also created Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice), prefer to think of their new bush baby as "Indiana Jones with scalpels." And after getting down and dirty with the sweaty cast in Hawaii earlier this month, I can see why.
The story finds ...
Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford has joined the cast of ABC's mid-season medical drama Off the Map, an ABC rep tells TVGuide.com.
Grey's doc moves Off the Map
Gilford will play ...
Mamie Gummer has been cast in Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama Off the Map.
Caroline Dhavernas snags lead in Off the Map
Gummer, Meryl Streep's 26-year-old daughter who recently guest-starred in The Good Wife, will play...