"Off the Map" (ABC TV show) from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") is an uplifting medical procedural like nothing you've ever seen before. Featuring a hot, young ensemble cast, "Off the Map" from creator Jenna Bans ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") explores how far you have to go to truly heal.

Why would a gifted surgeon with a brilliant career, beautiful family and bright future give it all up to go to a barely staffed, under-stocked clinic in a small South American town? Escape, of course. In this ensemble drama, five 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. Because sometimes in order to find yourself ... you have to get lost.

Welcome to "la ciudad de las estrellas" (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle. That's exactly where idealistic young Dr. Lily Brenner just landed, along with her fellow-doctors Mina Minard and Manny Diaz. All of these young ex-pats are running away from personal demons, but they aren't the only ones with emotional baggage. Take the legendary and enigmatic Ben Keeton, who was the youngest Chief of Surgery at UCLA. He walked away from it all to found the clinic. Together with his right-hand doctor and sometimes thorn in his side Otis Cole, he'll teach these newcomers how to save lives in the most challenging environment they've ever worked in.

With more patients than they can handle and very little traditional medicine available, these doctors have to perform medical miracles using any means necessary. And as their lives become intimately intertwined, secrets will be revealed and relationships born. With the pressure always mounting, these doctors will need to let off some steam. Luckily, there's a spectacular hidden beach nearby.

The "Off the Map" cast includes Caroline Dhavernas as Lily Brenner, Mamie Gummer as Mina Mital, Enrique Murciano as Manny Diaz, Martin Henderson as Ben Keeton, Valerie Cruz as Zita (Zee), Jason George as Otis Cole, and Jose Julien as Charlie.

"Off the Map" Season 2 is produced by ABC Studios. The executive producers are Jenna Bans, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The pilot was directed by Dan Minahan.


Network: ABC
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 12, 2011
Finale Date: April 6, 2011
Seasons: 1
Production Company: ABC Studios

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parawriter says:
awesome! really grasped the heart of starting over in a big way. great cast.
juswondering says:
whether the blonde is related to Meryl Streep. She looks like she could be her daughter. HMMMM
susan says:
i love this new show.its great to watch something other than reality shows or crime shows. Hope that it stays on the air.
offthemap says:
Love this show
ashley says:
I can't wait for season 2. I look forward to Wed nights to watch this show. Its AWESOME.

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