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. Jena says

    I am so sad that this show is being cancelled! It is just getting to the point where she will pick a guy and now we won’t even know what the future holds for her.

  2. Eli says

    I love this show!! Emily stuggles internally and getting to hear that makes me relate to her so much more! I’m going to miss this show. I wish they would reconsider. The world around her always seems to help her mishap or feeling of the day.
    I love friendships, I love the idea of her and Micah!
    Oh please don’t be finished after 13 wonderful, amazing, uplifting, contagious episodes!

  3. Maria says

    I really hope that they decide to keep this program for another season. One of the few programs that I look forward to seeing each week. The show is original and makes me smile, so whatever you do, give it a chance. Really would be a shame to let this one go.

  4. Rita Salonga says

    I’m disappointed that this show is being cancelled. I really love and enjoy this show and among the new shows is one I always look forward to watch. There is a mix of comedy and seriousness. There is a freshness which I really like.

  5. Maureen says

    I think the show is terrific — and I, and several friends, have faithfully watched each episode with much delight. Please rethink your decision about cancelling the show as you will disappoint many, many loyal fans of Emily Owens.

  6. Grace says

    I am so sad to hear that this is cancelled. I love this show. It is refreshing to see the perspective of someone who is earnest, sincere and good at what she does but struggles internally to be sure of herself. Isn’t that so much more like the real world than most medical dramas! Oh, please reconsider!!!!

  7. Elle says

    Please keep the show like the rest of us, it was funny and a clean show. I watched every episode love it.. please….

    • Sue VanNortwick says

      Please Please do not cancel this show. I’ve watched every minute of this with my family and we all love it. It has been the highlight of the week. Please reconsider – we need shows like this that make you think about yourself.

  8. Tracy Baker says

    One of he bet shows on tv. They always seem to cancel the good ones. So upset about this. Please hope hey reconsider.

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