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. Susan says

    Loved the show. Main character was a strong, realistic, with it and yet compassionate woman. Until the last episode, no one was seen playing musical beds. Why do they cancel the clean shows?

  2. Bee says

    I have been looking for this show. I love this show. I love Emily’s facial expressions. I cannot believe it was cancelled. I waited anxiously every week to watch next episodes.
    Please, please bring the show back! Yes, it is worth watching.

  3. Kimberly says

    I loved Emily Owens! It was a great show not only did I watch it on T.V but I would watch the episodes again online. The show was funny and just an overall great show! The CW made a stupid decision to cancel it I loved my Tuesday nights watching Heart of Dixie and Emily Owens. Those two shows are the only ones I watch on The CW. BRING EMILY BACK!!!!! I want my Tuesday line up back!!!!!!

  4. cb says

    I love this show. I cannot believe it was canceled. It is light hearted and fun not dark like quite a few of CW shows. Please bring it back

  5. says

    I love this show and am really disappointed to hear it’s been cancelled. It was just starting to get really good with Emily sleeping with her co-resident.
    Try to move it to Thurs @ 8pm and see how it goes.

  6. Ann says

    I am so tired of the CW!! They have other stupid shows that are long pass there time to Cancel.. They bring some stupid show cult on… This was a nice light hearted show.. bring it back.. for god sakes.. what is next..

  7. says

    Cult is doing very poorly in EOMD time slot – it’s time for fans to let the CW know that they made a big mistake (which they are probably realizing now!). We miss Emily Owens and the CW HAS to bring it back! Email, call, tweet #EmilyOwensMDSeason2 or Send a Letter!

  8. Lynette Richards says

    The supporting characters were just getting interesting and Emily was the perfect poster girl for what real women can accomplish if given a chance. Is that what happened, she was just too real, smart, and human and became a threat to the status quo.

  9. vonna says

    This show was awesome it was the highlight of my week maybe if they advertised it more than their ratings for the show would have been higher than it was and i really hope they bring it back.

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