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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

President Skews Ratings; Off the Map Debuts Weakly

Off The Map

President Barack Obama's speech at the Tucson, Ariz., memorial for the victims of last weekend's shooting skewed Wednesday's prime-time ratings, throwing people off the trail of their regular shows.

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Roush Review: Off the Map Not Offbeat Enough

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

Jason George

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 ...
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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.

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

Buffy Alum Adam Busch to Guest-Star on Grey's Anatomy

Adam Busch

Another Buffy alum is heading for the halls of Seattle Grace.

Adam Busch, who played evil-doer Warren, will guest-star on Grey's Anatomy as ... read more

TV's Top Tweeters: Who You Should Be Following Now

Joel McHale

You're already on Twitter following Ryan Seacrest for breaking celebrity news and Conan O'Brien for... well, who isn't on Team Coco? Right? But are you following all of TV's top tweeters? Whether you're tickled by the comedy stylings of Community's Joel McHale or want to spar with Grey's Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes, we've picked out the small-screen's most essential and thrown them into one handy list:

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ABC Picks Up Crisis Management Pilot From Grey's Creator Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

ABC has picked up its first pilot of the season from Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes, the network announced Saturday.

The untitled project will follow the life and work of a professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff. The main character is based on famous crisis management consultant Judy Smith. Over the last two decades, Smith has guided many public figures, including... 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

ABC Pulls The Whole Truth From Schedule

The Whole Truth

ABC has pulled The Whole Truth off its schedule, a network rep confirmed Monday.

The move effectively cancels the Wednesday-night legal drama starring Maura Tierney and Rob Morrow, which drew just 3.65 million viewers for its most recent airing. The series will be replaced immediately by... read more

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