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Off the Map: ABC Drama Cancelled; No Season Two

Off the Map canceled season twoABC had high hopes for Off the Map, their new medical drama from veteran producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Unfortunately things didn’t go as planned and ABC has now cancelled Off the Map after one season on the air.

Off the Map follows the lives of six doctors who have “lost their way” and have traveled to a remote South American jungle to try to rediscover why they wanted to become physicians.

The TV series’ cast includes Caroline Dhavernas, Jason George, Jonathan Castellanos, Mamie Gummer, Martin Henderson, Rachelle Lefevre, Valerie Cruz, and Zach Gilford.

The TV series premiered to a disappointing 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.57 million viewers. The show won its timeslot but was disrupted in some parts of the country by coverage of the Tucson Memorial. As a result, ABC reran the premiere Off the Map the following night.

For whatever reason, 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.

TV show supportDespite having some very passionate fans, Off the Map ended up being one of the lowest dramas on ABC. It’s no surprise then that the network has now decided against ordering a second season, cancelling the show. All 13 episodes have aired and we likely won’t find out what became of the young doctors left in the jungle.

What do you think? Are you sorry there won’t be a second season of Off the Map? Why do you think Off the Map didn’t catch on? Is it better than the other medical dramas?

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Michelle March 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Off the Map was a great show, I found out about it on the YahooPlus7 site. I never saw it advertised on TV and its showing time on ABC was very late. I believe that had there been advertisment of this show and a better viewing time, that the TV series would have received a higher tating. Off the Map was definitely one of the best Doctor shows that i have seen and it is a dissapointment that we wont be able to see this show in the future.

Brian March 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

ABC should of advertised better. i wish i could have watched this when it was on tv to help the ratings. i think this is a lot better than other doctor shows. they should bring it back and advertise the show. i REALLY need to find out what happens. I just got done watching the show on netflix and stayed up to 2am watching this show.

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