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. phoebe says

    Miss this show so much. Just deleted the last episode from my DVR miss the characters. Great show they did not advertise it enough.

  2. Gloria Reyes says

    I loved this show, it was clean, cute & just a great show to watch. They have so much crap on TV right now so I wish the would continue with the clean cut & great show.
    It’s too bad they don’t know whats a good show until its been cancelled!

  3. Kelly Gonzales says

    Renew, renew, renew!!! They have to renew this show or at least have another episode so we know what happens to Emily and Micah, Micah’s mom, Will, Cassandra…

  4. lynne estabrook says

    I love this show and now its canceled? you had it against like 4 other shows on Tuesday nights once some of the reality shows started back up. change the time or the night do not cancel the show! Great show! Can we watch it on demand?

  5. says

    Over 300 comments here – wow! So much love for the show! Yes – with so much guns and violence on the show we need something like Emily Owens MD! As someone said on Twitter – it was a breath of fresh air!!

    Trying to recruit as many people as possible for the Mail In Campaign – it might extend for another week – up to March 1. Find out more at mailinemilyowens dot blogspot dot ca

    There’s got to be something we can do to get CW to reconsider or find a new home for the show!!

  6. says

    Loved the how …. I am very disappointed that it is being canceled…. Please advertise the show more and maybe you will get more viewersvi found it by accident

  7. she says

    PLEASE PUT BACK EMILY OWENS MD… JUST WHEN THE LOVE STORY IS STARTING!!!! It was good in the beginning, now it’s even getting better!!! that’s how women should be, act and behave not like other series that depicts modernization. You can learn something from this show as Emily is kind to patients and she always see the good in them even when they aren’t. In reality, we should be this kind of people… not be rude and sarcastic. I can’t believe that people find humor on being horrible rather than shows that teaches good manners.

  8. Cindy says

    Cancelled?!!!??? I LOVED this show. It was one of my “must DVR” along with Modern Family and Parenthood. Cannot believe it was cancelled!!

  9. says

    Emily Owens MD was wonderful. It was just starting to pick up and get really interesting as all the characters begin to get tangled up in their own messes. I really hope CW will realize that this show already has a devoted audience, and that they will bring back this little gem of a medical drama.

  10. Winter says

    I never saw any advertisements about this show, but see Arrow advertised all the time. I would live to see another season, see if ratings go up! I would almost guarantee that they would! Love this show! Identified with them! That’s good entertainment to me!

    Please being it back, give it another chance to be as wonderful as I know it can be!!!!!!

  11. Mufasa says

    Noo! I LOVE Emily Owens!! I wanted Emily and Micah! That was worst ending ever! Please bring it back!! This makes me oh so sad :( a show I actually looked forward to watching and it gets cancelled, isn’t that the story if my life, why can’t we have good shows actually keep airing?! Please please please, with a cherry on top!!

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