Screen Junkies » off the map http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ABC Picks Up And Kills Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/abc-picks-up-and-kills-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/abc-picks-up-and-kills-series/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 21:12:44 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212077 The circle of life continues at ABC.

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In news that was signified by a herd of antelope stampeding through ABC headquarters, the network has announced a slate of cancellations, renewals, and pickups for the fall TV season. Don’t be sad, though -  this is a process as inevitable as the blowing winds and growing grass.

Among the new pilots being given life are:

  • A “Charlie’s Angels” remake.
  • Pan Am,” the 60s drama about flight attendants stewardesses flight attendants starring Christina Ricci.
  • An untitled Tim Allen sitcom that features the grunting comedian”fighting for his manhood in a world increasingly dominated by women.” Sigh.
  • “Apartment 23,” which used to have the word “bitch” in the title, but doesn’t anymore.
  • “Good Christian Belles,” another show that used to have the word “bitch” in the title, but doesn’t anymore. This makes ABC the leading broadcaster of TV shows that used to have the word “bitch” in their titles, but don’t anymore. Congratulatons, ABC!

Unfortunately, for new shows to be born, other shows must meet the hard, cold kiss of death. Here are the ABC series set to cross the River Styx:

  • “V,” a show about reptilian aliens that invade America. I guess this means the reptillians won.
  • “Mr. Sunshine,” which has been cancelled despite decent ratings, reportedly in the wake of star Matthew Perry going to rehab. Heh.
  • Brothers and Sisters”
  • Off The Map
  • “No Ordinary Family”
  • Detroit 1-8-7

And so it is with the majestic Circle of Life. Cue Elton John. (Warming Glow)

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Valerie Cruz http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/valerie-cruz/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/valerie-cruz/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:58:46 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=21030 Before she signed up to play a do-good doctor without borders in "Off the Map," Valerie Cruz spent some time on the opposite end of the medical spectrum.

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Before she signed up to play a do-good doctor without borders in “Off the Map,” Valerie Cruz spent some time on the opposite end of the medical spectrum, portraying a not-so-helpful psychologist throughout the first season of “Nip/Tuck.” That role disappeared without a trace (another tragic victim of Chuck Cunningham syndrome) but Cruz went on to appear in such shows as “The Dresden Files,”"Dexter,” and”True Blood.” Does anyone else think she looks like Minnie Driver? But better looking and with a less-stupid name? No doubt.

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Aimee Garcia http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/aimee-garcia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/aimee-garcia/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:00:24 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=16646 Aimee Garcia is heading back into the world of medical dramas now, appearing alongside a cast of relative unknonws in the new ABC series "Off the Map."

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Aimee Garcia is best known for her work on George Lopez‘s eponymous sitcom and the shortlived NBC drama “Trauma.” She’s heading back into the world of medical dramas now, appearing alongside a cast of relative unknonws in the new ABC series “Off the Map.” The show follows a group of doctors who seek out a new start in a remote South American village, and though Garcia isn’t credited as a regular, she’s set to appear in at least five episodes of the series, beginning with this week’s pilot.

A word from Aimee: “I always knew since I was two that I loved this thing called ‘put on a show for the peeps.’”

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