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. Cathy Lewis says

    RENEW this show… it’s just getting good… why do all the good shows with good writing get cancelled? I need closure if they cancel it… but shame on them if they do.

  2. Angela B. says

    LOVE the TV series Emily Owens M.D. Good acting, interesting concept & very enjoyable to watch. Give it a chance to develop. . . its a Winner !!!

  3. tara says

    I just started watching this show and really like it. I always hate watching new shows for fear that they will get cancelled. , it’s best to watch 2nd season and rent the first. Ringer was a great show too. Enjoyed watching week to week. It was different from many shows as well. Wish you could bring back this one and ringer.

  4. Anonymous says

    Please do not cancel this show!! She is GREAT and love the whole concept. Enough of the crappyreality shows! A refreshing show that I rewatch because it is fun.

  5. robin hansen says


  6. boogiedown26 says

    please don’t cancle i was just starting to get into this show and it is a new twist on a known successful type of tv series

  7. Caryn says

    I love this show! I wish they would “un-cancel” this show. I look forward to watching it every week!
    Emily we love you!!!

  8. Cira says

    This is the PERFECT TV SHOW! Please keep it! Please! Its so cute and personal and its as if I actually know the people at hospital! Please keep it going!

  9. Anonymous says

    Like this show, please renew/save this show. I liked ringer from last year and they got rid of that. I used to watch smallvile…

  10. Joyce says

    Emily Owens MD is so much better than some of the c**p shows that are renewed.
    Give the show a chance. It has a great cast of characters, good storyline and so much room to grow into something even better.

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