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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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{ 744 comments… read them below or add one }

MaryAnn Schneber December 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

I love this show!! why take it off so quickly??


Nancy December 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

Going the way of the big networks…not giving a new show a real chance…I like it very much and think it will catch on if advertised.


Tonya November 30, 2012 at 4:52 am

Love Emily Owens, M.D. Mamie has a wonderful acting-style. Just makes a great doctor. I’ve been a fan of his since Smallville.

Big fan of the female/male friendship dynamic. I want to see where that goes.

I just wish the rest of the women on the show weren’t so horrible! Even Emily’s friend turned on her in the last episode. And in the beginning of the series the nurses were bad. When the episode is over I feel low because of the ruthless, bad behavior. So please tone that part down.


ashly November 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I love this show. sign this if you want to save it and spread the word!!


Pamela Conlan November 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I really enjoy this show. The characters are wonderful and the medical situations are so real. I’ve learned a lot while watching and really enjoy all the hospital dramas….very entertaining!


Kate November 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Love the show. Breath of fresh air – enjoy Mamie. Please don’t cancel we will be left with 24/7 reality shows


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Mimi November 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Love this show! I watch it Every week. Please give it a chance. I am so tired of the reality trash!!!


Cindy November 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I really enjoy this show. It’s funny and interesting. Please keep it on the air!


bob November 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Enjoyable. Fun. Engaging. Worth watching. Nothing heavy. Fits the bill. Keep it going.


Karin November 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Love this show! Give it a chance; don’t cancel it!


Joy November 8, 2012 at 1:49 am

this is such a good and entertaining show. it’s not too serious nor dramatic unlike other series about doctors. it is not dragging. please keep the show. it just needs a little boost and advertisement so that people can notice it. love the show!!


Anonymous November 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

please, please, please don’t cancel this show. i love it!


RoseMary November 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I love this show, I can see me in her. She is so much like I am. Please stay!


Becki November 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hope this show has a long run . As a medical professional ,I find it interesting and very entreating and interesting! Great cast.


Catrina Metzing October 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

Really love this show! I hope it gets renewed!


Syretha February 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

I am so sad about this show getting cancelled. I love it. I hope another network picks it up. Definitely worth watching and one of my favorite shows. Also, great cast.


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