Network's pickup tally up to nine
ABC’s pickup tally is now up to nine, having just given the go-ahead to Shonda Rhimes’ “Off the Map” and the Dana Delany starrer “Body of Proof.”That puts Rhimes in the rarefied threesome club, an exclusive joint that Chuck Lorre just joined today as well. Rhimes is also behind ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” “Off the Map” is another medical-themed drama, this time about doctors who work at a tropical clinic. Jenna Bans wrote “Off the Map” and exec produces with Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Dan Minahan directed the pilot. As for “Body of Proof,” medical procedural centers on a medical examiner (Delany) who solves crimes. Jeri Ryan also stars. Show was written by Chris Murphey, who exec produces with Matt Gross. Nelson McCormick helmed the pilot. ABC Studios is behind both “Off the Map” and “Body of Proof.” Alphabet has previously picked up dramas “No Ordinary Family,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “The Whole Truth” and “My Generation,” and comedies “Mr. Sunshine,” “Happy Endings” and “Better Together.”
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