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. bernie says

    Bring Emily Owens back. It was such a good show and much better than some of the other shows that get renewed. Is it because it is not on a major network?

    • Pam says

      I totally agree…Emily Owens was a show with great range of interest…serious medical conditions, tempered with the personal musings of Emily herself. The characters were interesting and well developed, and there is so much potential for this show. BE SMART, CW, BRING EMILY OWENS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kristin Williams says

    Loved this shows, but let’s face it if its good they will cancel it. Very unfair to this show as they did not promote it like they should have. Also did not give it time, especially considering it went up against presidential debates. Very disappointed in the Cw…they usually don’t do this to shows. There goes another network down the drain.

  3. HRHPP says

    Sad!!! This was a great tv series. Should have promoted it more to give it a fighting chance. CW caters to kids and this show was more adult. Great story line. MG (Emily Owens) was in another failed series called Off the Map. It was really a good show and wasn’t given a chance either. Who knows…..maybe Netflix will pick it up to continue!

  4. Anna says

    Bring back Emily Owens cw!!! There were other crappy shows on that you could have cancelled. Beauty and the beast, Carrie diaries, etc. This show could have matched grey’s with more time. And it wasn’t as melodramatic and melrose place in a hospital as grey’s! It was light hearted and Emily is a better more relatable character than Meredith grey.

  5. Lindy says

    I love Emily Owens MD. Every time I get hooked on a show, it gets cancelled. Please bring it back. It is somewhat realistic in the operating room. I love Emily’s personality even though she is a little bit too meek. I hope they bring it back. Please, please, please.

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  7. Sandy says

    My entire family loves this show. My son is a med student ! We also tape it so he can see it later at night when he gets home. Please don’t cancel it!!!!!!!

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