Breaking: ABC picks up 'Off the Map' and Dana Delany drama

jason-george-dana-delanyImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos (2)Shonda Rhimes’ schedule just got a little busier. ABC has picked up the Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice boss’ latest medical-themed drama, Off the Map, for fall. Additionally, the Alphabet network has ordered to series Body of Proof, a crime procedural starring former Desperate Housewives star Dana Delany.

Map β€” starring Without a Trace grad Enrique Murciano, current Grey’s doc Jason George, Wonderfalls‘ Caroline Dhavernas, and Rhimes fave Martin Henderson β€” centers on a team of medical professionals who flee the U.S. to work at a clinic on a tropical island. Jenna Bans penned the script and Betsy Beers is exec-producing alongside Rhimes. Body, meanwhile, centers on a brilliant and tenacious medical examiner (Delany) whose background as a neurosurgeon gives her a unique and refreshing crime-solving perspective at the ME’s office β€” one that often puts her at odds with just about everyone who crosses her path.

Map and Body join previously announced ABC pickups Detroit 187, No Ordinary Family, Generation Y, The Whole Truth, Mr. Sunshine, Better Together, and Happy Endings.

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  • J

    Shonda Rhimes needs to stop.

    • mark

      I know, I greatly dislike her.

      • Liz

        You can say that again! She is SO rude to when people tell her that they don’t like something. She NEVER recognizes her mistakes…

    • Gabby

      lol word

    • Stefano

      Agreed. Shonda you better focus more on Grey’s and PP, this season sucked.

    • Tarc

      Stop *and* go away. Stat. her latest sounds terrible. The Dana Delaney show echoes House MD, but she’s fantastic. She played an FBI agent recently on Castle, and it just reminded how much she was wasted on Desperate Housewives. Delaney is *awesome*.

      • John

        Then I guess we can assume that dana delany wont be showing up on castle for a while.

      • Mike M

        Dana *stole* that Castle episode – she absolutely rocked! I was thinking damn why isn’t she in her own show… looks like I wasn’t alone – looking forward to this one lots :-)

      • Carol

        Dana Delany was NOT GOOD on Castle. She was not believable in any way. I’m glad to see she’ll be playing a physician instead of a cop in the new series.

      • Aditya

        Dana Delaney was awesome on Castle…cant wait for the new show!

    • Antwon

      Um, she needs to stop what? Working. You do realize that ABC is her boss and she would be foolish to simply turn down work. She is the first and only African American woman in the history of television to create and run her own show. Perhaps it is you guys who should stop…no START your own TV shows then you can write what you want to see.

      • bill hater

        um, no… she needs to stop making bad medical shows… she could be the first person to ever cure cancer for all i care, doesn’t change the fact that her two hugely similar shows are crap now and she needs to either get behind an original idea or go do something else.

      • m.

        Grey’s first seasons were great. It started to go downhill when Private Practice was introduced.

      • textumbleweed

        @ Antwon
        Actually she isn’t the first and only Black woman in the history of television to create and run her own show. Maybe in prime time, but what about Living Single, For your Love, Girlfriends, Half and Half, The Game???

    • bklynny

      I can’t stand that two-bit hack.
      And I don’t care that she’s AA.
      I’m AA and I think everything she touches ends up crap. ABC is adding another crummy show of hers.
      Way to go, ABC.
      Thankfully there’s CBS and NBC.

  • David

    OMG! Yet another medical drama from Shonda Rhimes! Aren’t we lucky?!?!?!?

    • Spike

      Ausiello, it’s a little misleading to say this is a Shonda show. She may be producing it but this was created by Jenna Bans.

      Also, it’s got Caroline Dhavernas, who I would watch reading the phone book.

      Again, haters, Off The Map IS NOT A SHONDA RHIMES SHOW.

    • onestell

      Shonda Rimes = Dick Wolf … who knew?

  • Entertainment2u-Twitter

    FlashForward got cancelled to make room for this crap? BOOO!

    • ger

      FlashForward was canceled because the ratings were in the toilet, unfortunately.

      • Tarc

        And the ratings were in the toilet because the writers never made good on a great idea. And then there was the casting… ugh. I wanted FF to be great – and it could have been – but it just fell so very short.

      • cf

        Flash forward was a great idea for a one season show

      • Cindy

        Totally agree w/Tarc …. well said. Great idea for a show but lousy execution. The long layover didn’t help either. FF losts its momentum and never quite got it back …. that’s a shame.

      • Aditya

        As Tarc says, Flash Forward was horrible a few episodes in cause they failed to capitalize on a good idea, personally i think it would’ve been better off as a miniseries…. it was just plain uninteresting after a point…

  • Shannon

    I know! She seriously does need to stop. She has already ran Grey’s and Private Practice into the ground. Now she wants a third series?lmao

    • Mark

      Season 6 of Grey’s was a bit better than Season 3 but still has far to go. PP had a decent season (if you watched last night’s finale).

      • isoron

        Yeah – kill off Dell! That was great!

      • umbrella

        I enjoyed PP but really, do docs really spend that much time sleeping around and going into each others offices and lowering the blinds??
        These characters are all fishing from the same pond. Can docs only have relationships with other docs? Do they all think they are a cut above the rest of the population…what’s with that?/

  • Shannon

    I know! She seriously does need to stop. She has already ran Grey’s and Private Practice into the ground. Now she wants a third series?lmao

  • Jake

    So what’s going to happen to Jason George’s character on Grey’s, who just last night told Bailey he was serious about their relationship? Clearly he can’t do two shows at once.

    • Shannon

      They will obviously break up.

    • Mary

      he will get shot next week at the hospital.

    • Lexi

      Well there is a SPOILER at Seattle Grace. He could be a victim. Or get traumatized and so that is why he flees the US. Anything could happen.

    • mg

      I guess we know who’s getting shot.

  • Jake

    So what’s going to happen to Jason George’s character on Grey’s, who just last night told Bailey he was serious about their relationship? Clearly he can’t do two shows at once.

    • Shannon

      They will obviously break up.

  • ISU_Fan

    Just wat Shonda Needs another show when her 1st 2 already suck but i guess this is another medical drama for her crappy writing and incredibly screwed up story lines!! hope u guys enjoy more characters having Sex with ghosts!!

  • ISU_Fan

    Just wat Shonda Needs another show when her 1st 2 already suck but i guess this is another medical drama for her crappy writing and incredibly screwed up story lines!! hope u guys enjoy more characters having Sex with ghosts!!

  • Sam

    Everyone needs to take a pill! Caroline Dhavernas, people! Do you know how long some of us have hoped that she’d finally get a break and maybe win that Emmy she deserves?!

  • Sam

    Everyone needs to take a pill! Caroline Dhavernas, people! Do you know how long some of us have hoped that she’d finally get a break and maybe win that Emmy she deserves?!

    • J

      There is no way that stupid show will get any Emmy attention.

    • Erin

      Woohoo! I can’t believe she’s back on American TV.

    • Jenny

      I know. I’ve missed her so!

    • KM

      That’s the truth. Reading the synopsis for this show made me roll my eyes, but I just can’t resist the powers of Caroline Dhavernas. Being so amazing as Jaye Tyler makes me love her forever.
      But, if it weren’t for that, I’d say screw it. Shonda Rhimes really really really bugs me. She seems full of herself. After this, she needs to stop.

    • Buzz

      she is overrated and should stay in Canada.
      Seriously.

  • ggny

    Ill bet anything that Jason George’s characters is the one that dies in the Grey’s finale…

  • ggny

    Ill bet anything that Jason George’s characters is the one that dies in the Grey’s finale…

  • LAJackie

    Well DD could be back on Wisteria Lane before you know it if her show doesn’t do well. Although truthfully there’s not much for her to over there anymore. I liked her character though.

  • LAJackie

    Well DD could be back on Wisteria Lane before you know it if her show doesn’t do well. Although truthfully there’s not much for her to over there anymore. I liked her character though.

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