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. "Emily Owens, M.D."fan says

    I loved this show!!! It reminded me of “ER” This, and “Hart of Dixie” are the only two TV shows that I look forward to watching. I truly hope you can bring it back, or another station picks it up. Its sad to see good, clean, quality shows getting the axe!

  2. millie agostino says

    This was one of the best shows the CW has ever presented. Just when I thought they were getting better quality, they cancel it–without even giving it a fair chance to find its audience either.

    I hope another network sees the potential and buys it. Perhaps ABC should take it because Grey’s Anatomy, a big winner, is winding down and Emily Owens, MD would be a perfect way to continue that type of show. I love Grey’s Anatomy but I loved Emily Owens even more.

  3. Linda Regey says

    Last year, it was Ringer, this year….you cancel Emily Owens. Everytime something is put on the air that people really tend to enjoy…it gets cancelled. In a world surrounded by reality t.v., these shows have brought back some elements of mystery, suspense, laughter, wonderment and most of all…it was something we could all relate to and simply enjoy.

    Please bring back the shows that make t.v. what it should be and not all of the things it doesn’t.

  4. Donna says

    Hate that Emily Owens, MD iscancelled. Thought the series started a bit slow, but the characters have turned out to be enjoyable. Sure beats the “housewives” stuff!!!

  5. Anonymous says

    I really liked this show and am very disappointed that it was cancelled. Emily is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale season, and I think the network made a big mistake in not giving it more room to grow.

  6. Linda says

    We really enjoyed the program and were saddened to learn it had been cancelled. We also enjoyed Mamie in her previous program about the medical in the jungle. Hopefully she will find another series that more people like.

  7. says

    I miss the show. It was just starting to get really good. I bragged about the show to everybody. Reminded me of house which was a excellent show that I to miss to.

  8. Chris says

    It seems all the shows I enjoy get canceled and all the crap is left just because of timeslots. Go by what us people on Hulu watch. Bring this show back!!!

  9. Mary Ann says

    Sorry it was cancelled. I enjoyed the medical cases and different story lines. Must admit the dramas got stale but thought they could be corrected. Basics were good just fine tuning. OR maybe I am too old for the drama and high school behavior.

  10. LS says

    The series started off a bit weakly, but really improved as it developed. Great series, needed a chance to grow. Please bring it back in a better time slot. I keep looking fot it and I really hope it will come back.

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