Off the Map
Ben: Practicing tropical medicine in a third-world country is a different game... You don't have high tech, you don't have big pharma; you have your brain, you have your instincts.
was an American medical drama television series that airs on ABC
. It was created by Jenna Bans, who also serves as an executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes (of Grey's Anatomy
and Private Practice
fame) and Betsy Beers. It premiered on January 12, 2011, at 10 pm Eastern (9 pm Central). The series is set in a remote South American village, where seven doctors search for reasons that brought each of them to medicine.
The show was unique due to it's setting which means cases are usually either a) things like mumps that are mundane in the big cities but seriously threatening to the locals, or b) crazy exotic things such as a man gettign crushed by an anaconda. However, the show was unable to garner the same amount of ratings that it's cousin show had and was soon cancelled after a 13 episode run.
This series features examples of:Tagalong Kid
: Charlie. Subverted eventually, as he is learning medical basics and is a lot of help around the clinic.