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. Annahhh says

    Nooooo this show can’t be cancelled :( just when it started to develop,boom it’s over. I love this show. I was watching New Girl before, and totally dropped it, cause its at the same time as emily owens. They should totally reconsider it :( bring back Emily, and all these characters that I was starting to love :/

  2. Laura Golab says

    I can’t believe they would cancel this series..really enjoyable series..different then
    Other series that are on..I wish they would bring Emily OwenD back.. And take off these stupid housewives reality shows

  3. Godspeed974 says

    I LOVE EMILY OWENS MD !!!!!!!!YOU CAN NOT CANCEL !!! I did not however think she should have slept with Will… Micah is perfect for her kind, cute, encouraging a real life partner ….I know, I know the world has forgotten what that looks like if no scandal no ratings but I am telling you true pure romance will bring BIG ratings!!!

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  5. Anonymous says

    CW, you ABSOLUTELY need to bring this show back!!! I believe with a little more time, it would’ve given Grey’s a run for its money!! It was relatable on soo many levels. It was just the right amount of quirkiness and drama. Oh, how could.you leave it hanging like that?? Please please please bring it back. I seriously want to cry, it breaks my heart so much that you chopped this wonderful show.

  6. Lisa says

    Love Emily and am truly sad to see that this is the end…..It should not end this way….the characters are totally engrossing and we care about what happens to them.

    Bring them back. They are family.

  7. SARA says

    I liked the show from the very beginning… I thought it was so funny. When I first heard they were cancelling it, I could see where they were coming from, it got a slow start. BUT, I’m pretty sure that it was the very next episode that I watched where it picked up the pace, and the story took off!!

    Please don’t cancel the show- give it a chance!

  8. Lisa says

    Just love this show. It is light and entertaining and totally refreshing. Just love it. Not too heavy, melodramatic, and depressing. It makes you feel lighthearted, happy and just anxious to see the next episode. Why does it have to be cancelled??????

    There are no melodramatic scenes….it is a totally entertaining show that I look forward to watch every week…..


  9. kasy says

    I love this show. This show need more time and better time slot. We talk about this show at work too. Come on more time….

  10. Julie says

    This is one of my favorite shows. I think it would have done much better in a different day/time slot. I hope they will reconsider and perhaps give it another try at on a different day or time slot.

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