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. EmilyOwens says

    Im soooo sad :'( why would they do this to us… Every week on tuesday i turn on tv in hope to watch emily owens :( plzzzzzz give us back our emily !!!!

  2. fiona says

    Please bring this show back!! I looked forward to it every week. I am shocked it was cancelled. GREAT series with awesome characters.

  3. says

    great show! I was so disappointed that it was cancelled, could not even begin to understand it. All I could think of was that it wouldn’t appeal to the same audience that was driving the popularity of shows that did make the cut – like the Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast. This show was so much more intelligent! It was a medical show and with great medicine and chemistry :) as well but also with some great plot twists and quite humorous to boot! Please give it another chance!!

  4. Sassy says

    I think it was a great show i would love for it to come back please renewed it back i miss this show. It taught me a lot of stuff about life

  5. mc says

    why get to they great part were emily and will final make love they don’t give it a chance to see it ‘s a good for them or it was a whole big mistake. and emily had it all wrong and micah was they one after all for her will is not right for her will only break her heart and go back to cassandra. and it was not fright for her at allus see how it all went down one fight and will sleep with emily doesn’t really love him. she just wanted to back at cassandra for everything she does to herat work and what about doctor bandari does she still stay with her husband or leaves him or goes off with they new hot doctor why give us all they great stuff and for us to watch every week and canceled it when other shows should be be off they air still on ???

  6. Karla says

    This is a great show! Please don’t cancel it! We look forward each week to watch. Why would they cancel such a GREAT series?

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