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. says

    I really looked forward to watching this tv series each week. How do we cancel a show which is entertaining relevant and well acted. Loved the characters. Please renew it . Otherwise it will really be missed.

  2. Bill Y. says

    This is a GREAT show. Reminds me of OFF THE MAP which got dumped for no reason.
    Come on C/W, move it around. The U.S. needs this kind of programing.

  3. Donna says

    I’m 60+ and enjoy this show immensely. Quite a few of my co-workers watch this show and we all sit around the lunch room table and talk about the weekley episode. CW should keep the series running as Tuesday night is the only night I few their station.

  4. Anne Monteith says

    I loved this show and feel that it was not given a chance. It was shown in a time slot where CBS has a popular long running series. They never gave it a chance and tried it in another slot. This is one of the few shows that was not filled with violence.
    There was a show that they cancelled last year before it has a chance to catch on, it reminds me of how CBS was cancelling shows a few years ago after only a few episodes and despite the protests of fans.

  5. Laura says

    Please don’t cancel this show Emily Owens M.D. Without the Private practice anymore I started to watch this show, and Love it. Please reconsider……. Why are they cancelling all of the shows we watch ? I am so afraid to get into any new shows because they will just cancel them. Last 2 years they cancelled the best shows.

  6. Amy says

    I thought the season started out slow. It actually took me awhile to get into it. But something kept bringing me back. I actually missed several of the episodes because I moved, but I caught the series finale when I heard the series may be cancelled. I am disappointed because the final episode was amazing and outstandingly produced!
    It left me wanting more.
    Why do producers always have shows go out with a ::BANG:: when their show is cancelled? Where were the good episodes that would have saved the from cancellation??

  7. Denise says

    Well, I’m glad we got to see Emily and Will hook up, but I was really interested in seeing how it would play out with Micah (who is a hottie, btw!)

    Very bummed to find out that was the last episode.

  8. says

    Fans are still trying to save the show, how that CW has banished Cult and cut 90210 – they need a show like Emily Owens M.D. They need to restore faith with their viewers! Email, call, contact the CW however you can! Get details at mailinemilyowens dot blogspot dot ca (Twitter: at kifness). Help save the show!!

  9. Tracy says

    Wow see if its not a stupid singing show or a bunch of people on a island you get cancilled Dam I liked Emily Owens CW YOU SUCK !

  10. Prissi Sullivan says

    This show was fantastic with well-defined, believable characters with whom the audience can identify and empathize. I am sick of shows being cancelled just as I begin to like them. I feel as if I should wait until a show has been on several seasons before watching it so I can be assured that it will be around awhile.

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