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.

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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  1. Natalie moreno says

    They should totally keep Emily Owens Md its my new favorite show on the cw cuz there shows are starting to suck and I was about to give up watching the cw when this came on and I don’t miss an episode.

  2. Keri says

    Emily Owens MD is one of the best shows on tv. I look forward it it every week. It is fantastic it would really suck if you candled the show. We don’t need another vampire series, knock off of sex in the city or a bunch of teenagers running around having sex, drinking, lying, cheating and deceiving their friends and family series. Seriously where do you people get your information from? Change the time slot if your not satisfied with the ratings. I watch the WB for this show. I certainly will not be back to watch anything on this station again if Emily goes.

  3. Amy says

    Did not help that this series started late in the season rather than in September like the rest of the shows did. I stumbled upon EO about a month after it originally began, only to find out weeks later it was probably going to cancelled. How many people stopped watching after hearing this news, so they don’t get hooked on it further. FYI: should have piloted it in the summer like other channels did Suits and Dallas, allows it to pick up momentum with not as much competition, extend the season in January, and start season two in the following September. This worked for others- other networks- please pick this show up:)

  4. says

    It is so hard to get your mond around the decisions oe CW bosses, wait – that is because they don’t have a mind. Reasoning: “We can’t have two doctor shows and we already have that demtted show supposedly about some city slicker doc going to backwaters of Gerogia or somewhere. Emly Owns,md is so far above anything on any network. It is really about much more than being a doctor. Is any network or cable going to pick ut up????

  5. Amanda says

    I am really upset that cw has canceled this show. It is the only clean show on tv today! Great cast and story line. Why can’t another network pick this up? I am thinking boycotting the cw!!!!!! Very mad!

    • Amy says

      I agree with boycotting CW! Funny thing is that I haven’t seen any TV shows from this network in years, until Emily Owens. I guess all they’re interested in is teen garbage.

  6. Laura Cheel says

    I have enjoyed this show. I can’t believe they are going to cancel it. They have left us all hanging. This show was very enjoyable to watch and the cast was amazing.

  7. Jennifer K says

    Please keep this show on air. With the endless amounts of violent t.v. shows on air these days, Emily Owens MD is a breath of fresh air. After only watching a few episodes, this show had me hooked and quickly became one of my favorites. It’s a show that I not only look forward to every week, but actually get sad when it ends because I know I will have to wait another week until I see it again. Please reconsider and give it a chance! We need more shows like this and less that are focused on vampires and solving crimes!

    • Rose says

      I look forward to watching this show every week! I love that it does not contain every body jumping into bed! Please don’t cancel this great show!!

  8. judy says

    Please reconsider canceling this show. I love the writing and the acting. It is so much better than most other shows currently on TV.

  9. Joy says

    Oh my stars everytime they put on a really good show they cancel it and this was a really good show. When you finished one show you were ready for the next one. I really would like to know who decides what shows should be cancelled because they really have know idea what to keep and what to get rid of!!

  10. Joan says

    What the heck! You’re going cancel Emily Owens? It is such a great show, well written, subtle enough humor, well developed characters and excellent cast. Mamie Gummer is the best and love watching her. Please leave it on and give it at least another season. This is one of the best shows of the season. My family is devastated that you would think to cancel this. Please consider.

  11. Denyse says

    Please keep quality tv on the air! Cerebral humor that is well written, excellently acted and funny needs a chance to find an audience. Promote it and give it a fighting chance. This type of quality program in combination with a stellar cast is a rare gem deserving wide exposure and presentation in the best light.
    Thank you for your consideration.

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