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Breaking: ABC Cancels Brothers & Sisters, V, Mr. Sunshine, Four Others

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Friday the 13th turned out to be doomsday for Brothers & Sisters and V: ABC has axed both shows. The Alphabet net also pulled the plug on …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Jason George Off to Castle, Buffy Gets Psych'd, and Other TV News to Know

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Off the Map‘s Jason George is taking a break from saving lives in the jungle to help solve crime on ABC’s Castle.

George will play an entrepreneur whom Beckett and Castle meet during their upcoming trip to Los Angeles to investigate …READ MORE


Choose Your Favorite! V Faces Off the Map in the 'Renew Our Show' Bracket Tourney!

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It’s the cirrrrrcle of life, TV fans. Networks pick up pilots for their fall schedules, and cancel a sampling of existing series to make room for ‘em. Which is why fans of ABC’s V and Off the Map are eagerly awaiting news of their shows’ fates. Luckily for them, they don’t have to sit idly by and do nothing to help the alien-invasion thriller or the docs-in-the-jungle drama; instead, they can vote for one or the other as part of the first annual “Renew Our Show!” Sweet 16 Bracket Tournament. …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Zach Gilford Is Off to Iceland, Bachelorette Reveal, and More TV News to Know

OFF THE MAP - ABC's "Off the Map" stars Zach Gilford as Tommy Fuller. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

Someone’s changing climates again. After trading sweltering Texas for the steamy South American jungle, Zach Gilford is now headed to Iceland.

The former Friday Night Lights star has joined the cast of … READ MORE


Ratings: Idol Premiere Takes Biggest Drop Yet

AMERICAN IDOL: New York / New Jersey: Tiffany Rios, 21, from Nutley, NJ. performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FX.

The arrival of American Idol‘s much anticipated Season 10 drew 26.2 million total viewers, soundly crushing all comers. (Read Michael Slezak’s recap here.) A mighty haul, it nonetheless represents the hit reality series’ biggest slide between seasons (down 13 percent).

Similarly, Idol‘s 9.7 rating in the 18-to-49 demo marks the show’s lowest-rated premiere since its summer 2002 birth.

That said, Fox notes that Idol‘s opener A) was up 18 percent from the Season 9 finale, and B) bested its combined four network rivals by 47 percent in the demos. Zounds.

Elsewhere on Wednesday night … READ MORE


Off The Map Bosses Reveal More Off-The-Wall Medicine, Lost Secrets Learned

OFF THE MAP - "A Doctor Time Out" - The city is buzzing with the annual festival, but when a live wire electrocutes a young man and causes a citywide blackout, Mina and Otis fight for his life. Meanwhile a dangerous mudslide leaves a young pregnant couple in peril and the doctors scrambling to save them both, on "Off the Map," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/
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By now, you’ve heard it 100 times if you’ve heard it once: Off The Map is not simply “Grey’s Anatomy in a jungle.” Namely, ABC’s new medical drama (airing Wednesdays at 10/9c) must play by a whole new rulebook, given its extreme environs. And frankly, some of the doctors’ derring-do makes Yang’s “hardcore” diaper look like child’s play.

Off The Map creator Jenna Bans, along with EPs Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, sat with TVLine to share an inside look at the cray-cray medical magic to come, as well as share the No. 1 tip their Hawaii-based production got from Lost boss Damon Lindelof. READ MORE


Off The Map Guest List Includes Elizabeth Pena, NCIS Fave And Others

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Michael McKean, who endured quite the zipline crisis in the season premiere of Off The Map, was but the first of many guest stars to score a trip to Hawaii to guest-star on the new ABC series.

In the medical drama’s second outing … READ MORE


FNL's Zach Gilford Ventures Off The Map: No More Mr. Really Nice Guy?

OFF THE MAP - ABC's "Off the Map" stars Zach Gilford as Tommy Fuller. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

Filming in Hawaii is a plus. And yes, being on a series exec-produced by Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes comes with undeniable cachet. But for Zach Gilford, a big draw of going Off The Map in ABC’s new drama series was the chance to bid adieu to Mr. Really Nice Guy.

“A lot of people responded to what they saw me do on Friday Night Lights [as QB Matt Saracen], ” he acknowledges, “so I was excited about this show because … READ MORE


Scoops! Lie To Me Spies Nikita Star, 24 Alum Goes Off The Map

"Kill Jill" -  ASHTON HOLMES as THOM and  LYNDSY FONSECA as ALEX in NIKITA on The CW.
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Fox’s Lie To Me has (Face)booked Nikita’s Ashton Holmes to guest-star as the cocksure creator of a super-popular social networking site.

In an episode slated to air early in the new year — before Lie To Me presents its season finale on January 31 — Holmes will play Zach Morstein, a hoodie-wearing genius who …READ MORE