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. Millie says

    I looked forward to Emily Owens MD show. There is not much to watch now a days. My daughter would rush from college to watch with me, it was a nice daughter and mother time. It is so sad that it was cancelled. Please consider bringing it back………..

  2. Heather says

    We really enjoy this series and it makes a nice change from the mindless”reality” shows that some networks like to show. So keep it going!

  3. sondra says

    great show- great actors. please bring it back! as someone else said, it was good, clean entertainment without violence. much needed today.

  4. Elizabeth Murphy says

    How could you do this? You didn’t give it enough time or publicity. This is my new favorite show. I love Emily Owens and the mostly medical aspects of this show. Please bring it back and promote it a little. It is so much better than any other doc show such as Grey’s Anatomy.

  5. says

    There’s so much violence on t.v. and stupid mindless comedies!! They’re a WASTE of my time!! I won’t watch them!! Why CANCEL a perfectly wonderful show that has so many good actors!! I loved the story line and everything about this show. I’m so disappointed that it cancelled. Please bring it back!!! I love Emily Owens, it was a clean decent show. I always look forward to it. What a disappointment to see it cancelled. Please bring back those wonderful actors!!!

  6. Gerri says

    WWHHAAAATTT?????!!! Seriously? I am so tired of having shows that are actually “clean” being cancelled. It was enough of a “bite” when Mamie Gummer’s previous “doc show” Off the Map was cancelled. Does someone have it out for Meryl Streep’s family?

  7. Val says

    I feel very sad that Emily Owens, M.D. has been canacelled. This must have been “too clean” a show for our current corrupt and vulgar shows. Why can’t those of us who enjoyed this show see more???? As with most things today, it is all about money!

  8. Linda says

    I finally found a show to watch that I like a lot and they cancel it! Are you kidding me!!! I am so sick of reality television. Emily Owens MD was refreshing and entertaining. I loved the story line and the characters. The only other show that I watch weekly is NCIS. There is nothing else that has my interest now that Emily is not on. It has been the only show that I made a point of watching besides NCIS.

  9. darla mullin says

    I love this show, thought it was on tonight then I heard it was cancelled, why was it cancelled. Please bring it back

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