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. Dorothy Pettinato says

    I just found this on my computer. I would have watched it from the first show if I had realized it was on tv. It was a good, interesting show. Mamie Gummer has her mother’s genes. She is a very promising actress. I think this show should be given more time to gather more viewers. It is a well written and well acted show. It is much better than the reality shows that have taken over the tv. This deserves to be aired for many more seasons.

  2. Sue says

    I agree with ALL of the previous comments. It was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed…until show was canceled!

  3. Elaine says

    Can’t believe the trash that gets renewed, and a great show like this gets cancelled. Can’t wait to see these actors in their next venture.

  4. maggiemag says

    LOVED THE SHOW!! I am so disappointed that it was cancelled. I was just checking my DVR to see why it wasn’t scheduled to tape. The acting was excellent, and the medical stuff was not overdone or really far fetched like some of them. All in all, just a well done show, so bring it back. I had just started telling friends about it.

    • says

      I know right??! The show wasn’t given enough of a chance! If more people had known about it, it would have got tons more viewers! The CW didn’t advertise it enough and it had a bad time slot! This show deserves a second chance!!!

  5. Bambi says

    I am so bummed! I loved this show. Finally, a medical drama with enough interesting characters, relationship storylines, and medical plots. UGH! Please bring it back!!!

  6. Alejandra says

    I loved E.O. MD! I especially loved Micah every Tuesday I look forward for this show! Bring it back! It was just getting really good :(

  7. Melanie says

    I’m so sad this show is being canceled. I’m an RN and this show is so true to life in a hospital. Merryl Streep’s daughter definitely takes after her. I know I will see her in the future. I think more people DVR’d this show so maybe the ratings didn’t get recorded. maybe should have tried a different time slot. It’s so hard to find quality TV shows these days.

  8. Ruby says

    LUV Emily Owens!!!! best part of the show is the relationship between will and Emily.
    finally, Emily gets her man. i want to know how it works out for her.

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