Pin It
TV shows on DVD

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.

current TV show

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?


Newer and/or Related Articles

{ 744 comments… read them below or add one }

JD March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

This was really a good family show, probably cancelled because it was a show a family could watch together. Sad!


Rita Brown March 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I really escaped from reality with the exitement of watching this show. I knew it would be cancelled! It was not even given a chance for people to catch onto something different.


yadsiry March 7, 2013 at 2:19 am

why would they cancel the show , I love the show bring it back !


KL March 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Almost 500 comments here! Fans love this show! It’s time to get VOCAL!!

Email the CW, call them and make sure they know!!

It’s been four weeks since the last episode on CW aired and STILL people are talking about this show and NOT GIVING up!! Find out how you can SAVE THIS SHOW (Twitter @Kifness) or on EOMD Facebook Fan sites or at

If everyone tells the CW and Jennie Urman how much this show means to them, then we have a chance at getting EMILY OWENS MD SEASON 2!!

Let’s do this!


sweetie March 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Please Please bring this show back. This was one of the best shows on tv!!!!


Mary Hunter March 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

OH NO! Please don’t cancel this show. Now we’ll never know if Will and Emily get together.


Tana Wooten March 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I loved the show. Sad.


Christina March 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

My husband and I loved this show! I am so bummed it isn’t coming back. It was one of the few shows we watched together.


Pat March 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

Loved the show and looked forward to it every week.


Shelly March 6, 2013 at 2:58 am

Loved the show was a great one my husband and I miss the show


Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Very disappointed enjoyed the show


Sally Webb March 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Why do all the really good shows get cancelled???? Agreed it is the best medical since ER. Please bring it back.


Mary March 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Bring Emily back get rid of Hart of Dixie


Laura Porter March 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I am devastated to learn this show was cancelled. It is the best show since ER first came out many years ago!


Dianne Leclerc March 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

This show had the drama of ER, but the humour of Seinfeld, which you couldn’t wait until Tuesday night to see what happen next. I’m very disappointed that it has been cancelled, as there are not too many non-reality TV programs on these days and this one, had it been given a chance, was the most enjoyable programme I’ve seen in years. I’m very disappointed that it has been cancelled!!


Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }