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. Connie says

    I am so bummed out that they cancelled Emly Owens MD. I looked foward to watching it every week. I thought it should be on more than one day a week. The story line was great and I loved all the episodes. It was just starting to get really really good. I hate it when they finally give us something good to watch that we can relate to and then they take it away. It’s like okay here is the goodies, but you can’t have them. I think The CW sucks for doing this to us. I want Emily Owens MD back!

  2. Debbie says

    It’s the one & only show I looked forward to watching. Please don’t cancel it. People have always related to medical shows–it’s also a good influence for young people to aspire, too
    Please reconsider.
    Debbie in Indy

  3. Kerrie says

    I can’t believe this show is cancelled, we loved it! It’s one of the only shows my husband and I could agree on and looked forward to. This is a shame!

  4. Katie says

    Who makes these decisions? Emily Owens just needed a little time to grow a larger fan base….given the time she had and the lack of a strong publicity campaign, she fared better than some that have been backed with larger budgets and more calendar. Again, who makes these decisions…and is he/she really in touch with we mere mortals out here in viewer/consumer-land??? I am a professional with little time for watching television….Emily was on as I was catching up on some work at home one evening, and by the end of the show, I realized I had moved from my desk to the sofa and was truly enjoying a good show….without violence, nudity, or other vulgarities. I made it a point to tune in each Tuesday thereafter that was possible…recorded the ones I couldn’t see in real time…and considered each one a real treat. I turned a few colleagues on to the show and heard good feedback from them as well. So….are we all wrong???? Are you telling us we spent our valuable time watching a “loser” show??? Again, who makes these decisions!!!! Seriously?????

  5. Shadonna says

    I am really tired of the CW cancelling good shows. First, it was Ringer and now its Emily Owens, MD. I absolutely loved this show because most of the characters were relatable, especially Emily. It was refreshing to see a character that was educated, insecure, and lovable all at the same time. The show was charming, funny, serious, and wholesome. Please bring it back! They need to cancel 90210, lol.

  6. BARBARA says

    You CANNOT cancel this program. Emily and the entire cast are wonderful and I look so forward to Tuesday nights. Please do not cancel!

  7. P L Miller says

    I just love this show. I think Mamie is an extraordinary actress and she totally nailed this character. I truly wish you would give this another season to find a following. I think the storylines were great and would have many avenues to pursue.
    Please re-consider!

  8. julie says

    thie show is awholesome family oriented show we need nore shows like thisn. without then people look to the violence on tv, which the world needs right not.they nrrd shows that inspires them to do good and not be evil. young minds are trained young why not train then for the good

  9. Marlene says

    Now what will I have to look forward to on TV? I couldn’t wait for Tues. evenings. I just loved the show and the cast. PLEASE bring it back.

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