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. Cindy Mac says

    Please let this show- Emily Owens, M.D., run for the whole season! It has taken some time to get things started but…I’m finally so glad that all of the main characters have some VERY interesting issues amongst themselves, and we the fans, are able to see them as human beings, not just medical surgeons. This is a GREAT SHOW. The time flies while watching it, you are taken to another world, so to speak and you can relate to the issues but also feel for the people/actors involved. It’s not like watching the talk shows at night- that too much political overload or sometimes you need a break from the Real Housewives from Whoville!!! EOMD is simply REFRESHING! Please, don’t take this show away!!! Let it run for the rest of the year and then re-evaluate, okay?

    This show is an absolute delight. Please give it the full year that it deserves. By the way, EXCELLENT cast!!! Mamie Gummer- sensitive and quite bright and the opposite- Dr. Bandari- she’s like a hawk but she also has her failures. Necar Zadegan, excellent in the t.v. show 24! Mamie Gummer takes up after her mom…need I say more? Keep this show going!!!

  2. Rebecca says

    I love Emily Owens MD. It is warm and touching. It’s a good change to watch something that is not so melodramatic, and the people are people we really care about. Please don’t cancel.

  3. ShyReynolds says

    We really enjoy this show! There have too many shows that we have liked, and they have been taken from us, i.e. The Gifted Man!
    And what do they give us – more bad “reality” TV. ugggh

  4. madeline salvatore says

    this is one of the BEST shows on tv. i can hardly wait for the next episode. PLEASEEEE don,t cancel it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Kath says

    This is my favorite new show this season so I’m very upset that it’s been cancelled. Miles better than Private Practice (which got 6 seasons).

    So many bad shows on the air, and this one gets shut down.

  6. Beverly says

    I really like this show and I am 64 years young. This Show is nice to watch and has a little of everything except bad language and gore. I am sas to see it go. Also I love Meryl Streep’s daughter, Miss Gummer. I really am sad to see it go.

    • Diane says

      No don’t cancel, put it on another day like Fridays. I always have to go online to see it. I’m sure others have this problem also.

  7. Anonymous says

    I absolutely love this show and am so upset it is being cancelled. I never missed an episode because its too cute to miss and it is a light show that makes you smile with great actors. The cow should reconsider and add more episodes. If they promoted it like they promote the other shows it would get better ratings

  8. Lee-Ann says

    This is the best show in so many years seen on tv. It is clean, comical, tugs at the heart and very nice to watch. Why on earth get rid of such a great show when all the reality shows like: Bachelor/bachelorette, Survivor, American Idol and all the rest to follow ( too may to list) are long overdue to be sent to the trash, they offer nothing interesting and yet you keep them coming back. I have no idea what is in the heads of the producers of shows, but you rid this one it is a great loss to many viewers like myself who are tired of crap on tv. One very clean show to come on in years and you do one season and poof its gone? PLEASE RECONSIDER AND KEEP THIS GREAT SERIES RUNNING FOR MORE THAN WHAT WE GOT!!!

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