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ABC Bumps Private Practice For Off the Map Encore Tonight

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Off the Map got off to a bit of a shaky start last night ratings-wise, perhaps amid President Obama's Tuscon speech and ABC's resulting scheduling confusion.

Whether that's the reason or not, ABC is reportedly giving it a second shot tonight in place of what would have been an all-new episode of Private Practice.

It's a questionable move regardless, given Off the Map's so-so ratings and the continued success of Private Practice in the 10 p.m. spot after Grey's Anatomy.

Tonight's Private Practice, "Heaven Can Wait" will air February 3.

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One explanation for the move: After Obama, Modern Family aired at 9:20 last night, concluding at 9:50. From 9:50-10, the end of a Modern Family repeat aired.

This may have led viewers to believe Off the Map was not starting until later or at all. Regardless, ABC wouldn't do this tonight if it didn't have high hopes for it.

If you watched it already, check out our Off the Map review for our critic's mostly-positive take. If you haven't seen it, will you give it a shot? Vote below!

 

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You have got to be kidding me... they got rid of Private Practice. This is the worst mistake ABC has made. Whoever decided on this should be fired. WTF??!!! Worthless idiots. I would be fired if I did something this ignorant at work. Makes ms not want to watch anything at all on ABC.

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It has been very disturbing that GA & PP have been bumped. My girlfriends and I all discuss these two shows each week. Aside from the stimulating conversations and perspectives the replacement shows are not entertaining at all. I vote the GA & PP be returned to air ASAP.

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I'd like to know WHY we have to wait until February to see the new season of GA and PP. What the hell is that? Oh, right, the bitch that runs ABC wants to kill the shows. and the WORST shit abc did was cancel the Gates. OMG, how stupid was that? Gates was better than True Blood - and TB is one of the most popular shows in the WORLD. STUPID ABC.

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This was a travesty!!!! I am so mad at ABC for forcing me to watch this garbage and then advertising over 2 million tuned into watch!!! I didn't like the new show....I watch Grey's and PP EVERY new episode and I sit with my wine in hand for a night of relaxing fuel until the next new episode to follow!! How DARE you take my ONE night of entertainment from me and expect me not to have an outburst of sorts!!! What happened to PRIVATE PRACTICE SEASON 4 EPISODE 12??????

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I was highly upset when I go to my Private Practice recording, that I had been waiting all week to watch, and I find Off The Map. I thought my DVR had messed up. I think the worst thing was that everywhere I looked online was just advertising the episode as being on the 13th. It took me almost a week to find this site telling me what happened. If I had wanted to watch the new show I would have watched it on it's regular day. Totally BS move for them to bump it and not change the listing so people can MAKE THE CHOICE to watch the re-run. I hate bureaucrats....

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As you know there was a lot of people highly upset about the show Off The Map coming on instead of Private Practice , so was I untill I watched Off The Map which I had taped. It was such a good show, it was exciting,funny and a little sad.. If I had for some reason missed it the first night, I would have been so glad it came on again..(It is worth watching)Thanks ABC for another good show to watch.... and there is always next time for Private Practice..

Tvjunkie

Another preview's been released (on YouTube) and it makes me more angry that they postponed this episode. Three weeks of waiting and I swear I just want to see more between Charlotte and Cooper. I miss seeing them together already. :(

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I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY CANCELLED "PRIVATE PRACTICE" FOR "OFF THE MAP", I WANTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH CHARLOTTE AND COOPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT SOME MORE FRIED CHICKEN SCENES!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE 3RD OF FEB!!!! IT'S BAD ENOUGH THAT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE 27 OF JAN FOR "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES AND NIKITA" THAT NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR "PRIVATE PRACTICE"!!!!! ME SO SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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watched OTM, it was pretty lame and didn't live up to expectations, would have much rather have watched PP!!

Smileyglen

Oops, it's not Charlotte and Cooper getting married, it's Bizzy and Susan. It's good to see Charlotte looking happy with Cooper.

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