Off the Map: Will the ABC Drama Be Cancelled or Renewed?

Off the MapABC’s mid-season medical drama, Off the Map, recently concluded its first season on the air. The alphabet network’s been looking for a new hit drama and this one was produced by veteran producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. How does Off the Map stack up? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two?

Off the Map revolves around six doctors who have “lost their way” and travel to a remote South American jungle to help those in need and to try to rediscover the reasons why they wanted to become physicians. The series features the talents of Caroline Dhavernas, Jason George, Jonathan Castellanos, Mamie Gummer, Martin Henderson, Rachelle Lefevre, Valerie Cruz, and Zach Gilford.

The medical drama premiered with a mediocre 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.57 million viewers. The TV series won its timeslot but was disrupted in some parts of the country by coverage of the Tucson Memorial. ABC decided to give Off the Map another chance to attract viewers by rerunning the first episode the following night, in place of a Private Practice rerun, and it retained much of the Grey’s Anatomy lead-in audience.

TV show supportUnfortunately, that’s still not a great start and subsequent episodes of Off the Map essentially drew fewer and fewer viewers each week. The final episode of the season hit a series low and attracted a very poor 1.3 rating in the demo with only 3.80 million viewers.

Off the Map is the second-lowest scripted series on ABC that hasn’t already been officially cancelled, averaging a 1.7 in the demo and 4.96 million viewers. It ranks below doomed No Ordinary Family and just above doomed Detroit 1-8-7. In short, unless ABC really needs to keep Shonda Rhimes happy, there is no reason why the network would bring Off the Map back next year for season two.

What do you think? Do you think there’s any hope for Off the Map? Do you think it will be cancelled or renewed? Are you okay with the way the TV series ended?

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  1. Shawna says

    This show has everything anyone could want; action, drama, suspense, adventure, and laughter. The show, “Off the Map” is a hit series. Airing it for the first time in the middle of summer was the mistake. If you are to air this show between October-February it WILL become the best series. I have been waiting and watching for this show to come back since last season. I must have more “Off the Map!!”

  2. Guia S. says

    Oh no! I was looking forward to watching the next season of Off the Map. Please bring back Off the Map!

  3. says

    I absolutly loved thfirst saeson of off the map and would love them to contiue the show!!! The show definatly needs a second chance!!! It would be a great new season of medical drama and action !!! Please give it another shot!!! :)

  4. Dee says

    Please give it another chance. The show is great! Don’t see how Grey’s Anatomy is gonna last much longer, and those folks wanting a good medical drama show can ease right on into the “GA in the jungle” series.

  5. says

    never got to see it until now on netflix, really good so it was removed like most that we enjoy. If it was not on local tv in south Florida no wonder it did not get rave reviews.

  6. says

    Please bring back Off the Map. It can’t end just like that, I definitely preferred it to Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy.
    It feels more real, there now fancy machine that is going to make someone better, it is about the doctors having to keep their wits about them in all aspects of their lives. There is no way to ignore it because of the fast pace life of New York or whereever.

    And i want to know what happens to everyone. Does Ryan get a new heart? Does Mateo live? And does Ben grow a spine and finally do the right thing instead of hiding behind the clinic and in a bottle?

    Please bring it back!

  7. Jennifer says

    This show was amazing it has allure that other medical shows lack. There are attractive and talented actors, tropical climates, relatonship drama and awsome medical cases. I think that the show was poorly advertised and not many viewers had the chance to watch it. If this show fails it is completely the fault of the tv network. Honestly I did not even know when it was on. I saw the pilot episode and could not find it after that. I thankfully found it on netflicks and I really hope it comes back it would be a waste of a good opportunity to cancel the show.

  8. Sommer says

    Off the Map was amazing. I watched the whole season start to finish in one day. I couldn’t shut it off, I wanted to see what happened next. The ending to the season left too much open and it would be heart breaking not to know what happens next. I haven’t been this excited to watch tv since I was a little kid. The feeling of needing to know what happens now is overwelming and needs to be fed :)

  9. Melissa says

    I loved this show! Its not like all the other doctor shows with all the new technology, they had to get creative in this show. It was a really good show and should do more seasons!!

  10. Cindy says

    Great show…just watched it on Netflix. I would love to see a 2nd season rather than all the stupid reality shows they are making now. Please do a 2nd season!!

  11. sarah szczesniak says

    this is an awesome show…. really hope it stays.
    I have not been attracted to new series in a long time.
    here’s hoping!

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