ABC orders 6 more ‘Off the Map’ episodes
“Off the Map,” the ABC medical drama now being filmed in Hawaii, is a step closer to full-fledged series status, with the network ordering six additional episodes to the initial seven-show order. That means “Off the Map” will shoot a total of 13 segments here.
A full-season customarily includes the back 9 shows —a total of 22 episodes.
Hawaii stars as a remote South America post, with the focus on an ensemble of American doctors working and operating a clinic. Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) is partnering with Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as producers.
The series stars Caroline Dhavernas as Lily, Mamie Gummer as Mina and Zach Gilford as Tommy, with Valerie Cruz, Jason George, Jose Julian, and Rachelle Lefevre also in the cast.
It is expected to premiere as a mid-season show for ABC, in early 2011, but recent buzz has alluded to a possible ramped up November launch, to to replace a faltering fall drama.