Off the Map [ABC, Wednesdays, 10/9C] is the new series from Shonda [Grey’s Anatomy] Rhimes’ production company, but outside of the series being about doctors, it is nothing like Grey’s Anatomy – in fact, if it resembles any other medical series at all, it’s M*A*S*H, only without the war.
ABC has suffered some ratings losses as its once hot, innovative programming has lost some of its lustre. In an attempt to recapture some of that cool, buzzworthy cache, the network has added ten new series – six dramas, three comedies and an alternative [unscripted] series to its schedule.
The new drama series: Body of Proof, a police procedural centered around a former neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner; Detroit 1-8-7 – a documentary crew follows members of a certain Homicide Unit; My Generation – yen years after documenting a graduation high school class, a documentary crew revisits the graduates; No Ordinary Family [pictured] – a family on a vacation trip to the Amazon River changes an average American family in unexpected ways; Off the Map – five doctors who are without direction travel to rediscover why they wanted to become doctors; The Whole Truth – a unique legal series in that it gives us both sides of each case form each side’s point of view.
The new comedy series: Better Together – three couples who’ve been together for varying degrees of time deal with each other; Happy Endings – who gets to keep the friends when a couple breaks up?; Mr. Sunshine – the manager of a second-rate sports arena reaches a mid-level crisis when he turns forty.
Alternative series, Secret Millionaire follows wealthy people who leave their posh surrounds to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous communities in America.
Full show descriptions, cast lists and ABC’s full 2020-11 schedule follow the bump.