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Emily Owens, MD

CW TV series Emily Owens MDNetwork: The CW
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 16, 2012 — February 5, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Kelly McCreary, Harry Lennix, Necar Zadegan, and Michael Rady.

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TV show description:
Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) thought that she was done with the world of high school. After all, she graduated years ago and has now finished medical school as well. Unfortunately, her years as a geeky girl have come back to haunt her.

Emily is beginning an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, a facility where her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley) is also an interning. Unfortunately, her high school nemesis, gorgeous and popular Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King), is also interning at Denver Memorial as well.

Another intern, Tyra Dupre (Kelly McCreary), warns Emily that the cliques at the hospital are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastic surgery; and the rebels are in the ER. Tyra has her own awkward place as “the principal’s kid” since her father, Doctor Tim Dupre (Harry Lennix), is the chief resident. Tyra latches onto Emily as a new friend, and immediately begins confiding in her. Nothing is too personal to share with Emily — Tyra is a lesbian, that she hasn’t come out to her father yet and she’s interested in dating a certain nurse.

Emily soon realizes that the long-standing rivalry she had with Cassandra back in high school is only going to grow. Both Emily and Cassandra are competing to impress brilliant Doctor Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan), a world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon who’s been an inspiration and role model to both of them for years.

While Emily and Cassandra vie for Doctor Bandari’s approval, they’re also competing for Will’s attention. Handsome Will and Emily were friends in medical school but Emily was always hoping for more. Will has made it clear that he likes their relationship the way it is — as just friends. Emily struggles to convince herself that being friends with Will is enough, but it bothers her to see Will and Cassandra even talking with one another.

Meanwhile, Emily is also getting to know Doctor Micah Barnes (Michael Rady), a nerdy yet smart and handsome resident. Micah is faced with serious medical issues within his own family, and Emily’s compassion proves an invaluable help. Impressed with Emily’s medical skills and warm bedside manner, Micah brings her in on a delicate surgery and talks her through the procedure, boosting her confidence and bringing them closer — both professionally and personally.

With the long hours, the heavy workload, and personal drama filling her first days as an intern, Emily still fees like she’s the new geeky kid all over again. It’s just as awkward as high school. Somehow however, she’s sure that she can make it.

Series Finale

Episode #13 — “Emily and… the Leap”
Emily’s decision about starting a relationship with Micah becomes even more complicated when Will hears about it and begins to feel jealous. Emily and Tyra treat an unruly woman, but after learning of her home hoarding situation, Emily wonders if the woman’s personality changes may be caused by her many cats. Now that Cassandra and Will have broken up, Cassandra’s strictly professional behavior distracts Will and causes him to misdiagnose their patient. Meanwhile, Micah’s sister comes to town after finding out the truth about their mother.
First aired: February 5, 2013


What do you think? Do you like the Emily Owens, MD TV series? Do you think that it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?


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Chris September 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I want the show I want to see what happens why was it canceled it was a good show I just started to watch it on Netflix can you just make more episodes for Netflix I think that she should just stay with micha please bring it back I feel the say was she did I want to be the first choice


Deedee September 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Love this show! How disappointing that it was cancelled!


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Kerry September 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Brilliant series. Should not have been cancelled. I really enjoyed it..


Rebecca Viets August 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

After watching every episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, this was suggested. I eagerly watched the pilot and loved it! In fact I watched all 13 episodes with anticipation… only to learn the sad fate of this fantastic show! I wish that Emily Owen’s M.D. would be reconsidered for another chance at programming. 13 episodes was NOT enough! I am as hooked on it as I was on Grey’s! I tried watching Hawthorne and Scrubs but was severely disappointed with both shows. How they ran more than 13 episodes and Emily didn’t I will never know! Pick it back up for another season, PLEASE!


Trang Tran July 23, 2014 at 6:15 am

I’ve only recently found out about this show and I’ve grown so attached to it, only to find out it’s been cancelled. This is a huge disappointment since there aren’t many good shows out there. This show was different and it was hilarious! The promoters didnt do a good job at all. The show was one of the best I’ve seen in a while. Such ashame!


Sam June 2, 2014 at 2:45 am

This is just typical! Yet again another great show tha god not picked up to create a second series. This was fantastic and could easily have continued.


john jackson June 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This show is great and needs more episodes. Netflix please pick it up like you did for the “The Killing.”


EgyRose May 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Emily Owens MD is one of my favorite shows, and lately it has become the best of them. It’s a very good show. It’s full of kindness and concern. It teaches us more vital lessons in life. Besides, it very funny. I love it and I love its cast, everyone of them. Honestly, this series wasn’t promoted well at all. I only knew about it a few weeks ago. It’s just not fair. And after I got attached to it, I suddenly found out that it got cancelled. I was shocked because it’s really a good show. At the least, they should have completed the season. I’m really sad. I hope they think about it and bring season 2. For the record, this show has fans not only in America. I’m a big fan and I’m from Egypt. Finally, my greetings to all fans of Emily Owens MD.


Melissa May 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

It was a very bad idea to cancel this show. It was intelligently written and family appropriate for teens which is difficult to come by these days. The characters were well developed and growing. It was a shame to have only had one season:(


kirsten April 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Please make more! We love the characters.


Anonymous April 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I’m dying at the way this show was left. It definitely should not have been cancelled.


Paula Ryobi February 27, 2014 at 5:41 am

They should renew the show, it’s awesome!


Frank February 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

We really enjoyed this show on Netflix but the 13 episodes were not enough. Whoever canceled this show didn’t know what the heck they were doing. So few quality shows on Tv today and they cancel the good ones. Pathetic.


wildalice February 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

For too long television programming decisions have been driven by ratings. And ratings are decided upon by sample testing. Unfortunately, sample testing does not always have its finger on the pulse of the majority of the viewing public. OK, so Emily Owens isn’t a Vampire Epic, it’s not a heart-thumping hack ‘em up, blood and guts murder mayhem series, it isn’t cerebral, and it isn’t mindlessly tiring music vamp. It is a show that shows heart, humanism, kindness and concern, mixed with humor and all too familiar frailties of human life, insecurities we all deal with, and romance. There are underlying stories of suffering we all have to deal with, and ways to rise above. As mentioned it is something my children can watch without concern about it’s over the top content. Yes, there is a bit of “adult” theme in regard to “getting laid” and sexual tit-for-tat, but not so blatant as to be a focus that I would hesitate to allow pre-teens to watch. It’s a shame that big networks don’t start taking the step to move us away from the “dark side” of entertainment. Afterall, when there is a unanimous approach to change, change happens. It takes guts and determination and a sense of responsibility and ethics, something I feel our entertainment industry no longer contains.


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