Shonda Rhimes' pilot 'Off the Map' gets picked up. Get ready for another doctor drama!

Shonda-RhimesImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosEW’s Michael Ausiello reported this afternoon that Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice exec producer Shonda Rhimes will be even busier this fall, now that her medical drama Off the Map was picked up by ABC. Starring Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace), Jason George (Grey’s), Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls), and Martin Henderson, Map follows a team of medical professionals who start work at a tropical island clinic. It will be interesting to see how this series pans out — I remain a dedicated Grey’s fan (yes, even through the dark days of Gizzie and ghost sex), but I’ve never really gotten into Private Practice. Here’s hoping a third round of meds won’t represent diminishing returns. But, hey, if anyone can pull three medical dramas off, Rhimes can, right? And shouldn’t every series be set on a tropical island?

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  • t.t

    I think thursdays should be a whole night of shonda now that flashforward is done
    start with off the map then greys then private practice
    or private practice, greys then off the map

  • Ramo

    Awesome, another medical drama. Just what we need more of. Yeesh.

  • Tom

    How does she come up with so many ORIGINAL and UNIQUE ideas for shows?

    What’s next? A Seth MacFarlane animated show about a family man with something that shouldn’t talk but does as his best friend?

    Where do they get their unique, never-done-before ideas?!

    • MC

      Haha I love this comment.

  • Momo

    I am so tired of medical dramas!!! Don’t networks want anything unique? Lost was instantly successful not only because of plot and action, but also because at that time there was nothing like it!

    Yeesh…sorry, I just want something different on my free channels.

  • SoSueMe

    Wasn’t there a 90’s series with the same “doctors in paradise” premise? I think it was called Going to Extremes.

  • Cat

    Well with the best show on TV ending, yes of course I’m talking ’bout LOST, and Grey’s Anatomy being so-so, I’m willing to watch ANY show!!!! Ha ha ha! Shondra is pretty good usually, although I don’t like PP, Grey’s is good! =)

    Is there a list of all the new fall TV shows anywhere??????? My days are gonna be empty with only GA!

  • Sharlin

    CAN WE STOP WITH THE COP/LAWYER/DOCTOR SHOWS. Network TV must be on crack.

    • Lois

      Agreed! NBC is cancelling Law & Order and replacing it with Law & Order-Los Angeles. TV executives are stupid!

  • Lois

    It will be another soap set in a hospital, except with palm trees. yawn

  • Karen

    For all of you non-believers…You should watch Private Practice. They had an amazing season this year. WAYYYY better than Grey’s has been for years!!!!

    • sharreen

      I never like PP. I want to punch all the character in their face, specially Addison

    • Liz

      I agree! Private Practice is like a grown up Grey’s.

    • jerrianna

      I agree, Private Practice has been great this season. The finale was unbelievable!!

  • Alex9

    The medical drama set at a tropical island clinic line made me laugh. Dr. Smoke Monster will do the next colonoscopy! A strange Ticki doll and the reanimated corpse of Vincent Price will curse the good doctors into accepting chickens as payment! A playboy doctor will water ski over a shark to get to his patients, whatever the cost! Yes, it’s that new and that original–a medical drama set on a tropical island. But will there be flashbacks?

  • timelord

    dear god another medical drama..just what we need…do something original for cryin out loud

  • w11

    Why do people keep casting Jason George. He’s really not a good actor.

  • Beth

    PP is good, but this year has been weird with Violet. The last Rhimes show didn’t work that legal show, had only 6 shows, it actually was getting good and ABC yanked it. I like Jason George….I hope the show is good.

  • Ashley

    I love Grey’s and like PP as well, I liked the Deep End but it kind of dissapeared. Hope this one is good, I need a HUGE void to be filled now that LOST is gone :(

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