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. John says

    Are you kidding me! The characters are real. The stories have impact. Of course – it makes perfect sense to cancel excellent programs. Who ever made that decision is a huge moron!

  2. Anonymous says

    I can’t believe they cancelled this show and left the viewers with some of the junk options that are left. The show was cute and original, maybe they should have tried another night for it instead of competing with new girl etc..

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  4. kali says

    ugh I don’t think the show should have been cancelled. There’s no other show like it. I actually look forward to watching this every week. The characters and their relationships are more relatable and realistic and its such a breath of fresh air. Please bring the show back.

  5. Tiffany says

    This show was a Bragg of fresh air it has always been from the beginning like some one stated earlier put it on at another time different day it was starting to get better!! Good tv is so hard to find

  6. Desiree says

    PLEASE bring this show back!!!!!! I loved this show and Off The Map another Mamie Gummer show that wasnt given a chance

  7. js says

    There are so few TV shows that I enjoy watching these days but Emily Owens,MD was one of them. The series was original and looked forward to Tuesdays. I had not heard was cancelled so I missed the series finale.
    So many times a decent show is yanked before viewers have time to find it and get attached. Unfortunately, we are left with the low budget junk, mediocre series and sleazy reality shows that are all a waste of valuable time.

  8. melly says

    This show was something I looked forward to every Tuesday it was very cute. And the romantic feel was something I hadn’t seen in a while everything now is so predictable and unrealistic this romance was more real and something any girl can fall in love a dream about.

  9. Audrey says

    I can’t believe I got hooked on “ANOTHER” cancelled show. I looked forward to Emily Owens every week. I feel bad for Mami Gummer. This is the second show she started and got cancelled. Please do something to give it another chance. Drop Dead Diva was cancelled and is now coming back this summer.

  10. Rose says

    Can’t believe they canceled this series. I love it and recorded every episode. Such a good show. Love Emily and Will and so glad they ended up together but was looking forward to next episode. Really bad choice to cancel. I’m very disappointed. Slot if crap out there on TV and you cancel one of the best!

  11. Anonymous says

    Just another” October Road” Why do all the good shows get cancel? Because the good shows do not have enough bad words or enough sex in the show.The bad shows are kept on, that goes to show how disfunctional the world is

  12. Adele says

    I loved this show. The characters were so real with there doubts, insecutity and jealousy.
    The acting was very believable and the story line were uplifting and funny. Please concider bringing this show back. Give it another chance in a better time slot.

  13. Meme says

    You get into an actually great show because it doesn’t have all the sex and violence, and the networks cancel it. Hmmmm, and the networks wonder why people are turning to things like Netflix etc….instead of watching tv. At least with a movie you know what it is and know that it will end in a couple of hours if you get into it. Unlike a series that is good it depends on someone else to choose, you as a watcher have no say.

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