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ABC picks up two new shows, and NBC says goodbye to two

May 14, 2010 |  1:52 pm
119883_0709 ABC has picked up a new medical show by executive producer Shonda Rhimes.

"Off the Map" is centered on three doctors who leave the comforts of home to work at an isolated tropical clinic, where they will face unusual medical challenges and personal ones. The pilot was shot in Puerto Rico.

Created by Jenna Bans ("Grey's Anatomy"), the cast includes Martin Henderson, Enrique Murciano ("Traffic"), Caroline Dhavernas ("Wonderfalls") and Valerie Cruz ("True Blood.")

The second drama, "Body of Proof," is a procedural that follows a brilliant female medical examiner whose background as a neurosurgeon gives her a unique crime-solving perspective. Written by new TV scribe Chris Murphey, it stars Dana Delany ("Desperate Housewives"), Jeri Ryan ("Leverage"), John Carroll Lynch ("K-Ville"), Windell Middlebrooks ("The Suite Life On Deck"), Geoffrey Arend ("(500) Days of Summer") Nic Bishop ("Past Life") and Sonja Sohn ("The Wire"). The pilot was filmed in Providence, R.I., and was formerly known as "Body of Evidence."

Over at NBC, things are quieting down after the network ordered 11 new shows this week.

While the fate of "Heroes" still lies in the balance, "Trauma" and "Mercy" are goners.

NBC will announce its fall schedule to the press on Sunday and present it to advertisers in New York on Monday. ABC's turn is on Tuesday.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: Dana Delany in "Body of Proof." Credit: Claire Folger / ABC