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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.

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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


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Anonymous March 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

bring it back!!!!


Bree March 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Nooooo!!!! Bring it back!!! I loved this show, I don’t understand how it was cancelled!!!


Vicki March 27, 2013 at 12:49 am

What?! Come on. I’ve been wondering why it hasn’t been on. This show was one of the very few that I look forward to watching every week. You have to bring it back!!


Jeanette March 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm



Kimberly March 26, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Please please bring it back my fiancĂ© and I love it! I was wondering what happened With the show,! I’ll be so happy if u do


Pixie March 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

BRING IT BACK! My daughter and I (16 & 53) Love the show, we couldn’t wait for next episode. It was truly a wholesome, feel good show that all age groups could relate to.


Agnes March 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

They should renew Emily Owens MD for a new season!!! The show is really great!


Ruth March 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I look forward to each episode and I’m disappointed that it is cancelled.


Chris March 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Generally I can’t stand anything on the CW. This show proved to be the diamond in the rough. Great actors with a plausible storyline; up until the final episode at least… Basically a show deserving of a second season especially when there is so much mindless drivel out there night after night. My wife & I are tired of reality shows & predictable plotlines. Do the right thing CW bigwigs, bring back Emily Owens, its the right thing to do…


Theresa March 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Finally, a program that has some entertainment value – can’t stand the “reality” shows. Please bring it back.


Shellie March 24, 2013 at 6:25 am

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!? I LOVED this show! It was fun and light-hearted and had such great acting. Please bring it back, I would just love to see where the story goes. Why do all of the best shows get cancelled?


Linda March 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

Sad that the good shows always get cancelled. Why not get rid of the stupid reality shows instead of the good ones. Please bring back Emily Owens and by the way – it is a much better show than Greys Anatomy


Jessica March 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm

I just got into the show when it got cancelled so please bring it back, as you can see a lot of people loved the show and you ended it. Please bring it back


Katrina March 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Wish they can bring this show back! I really love this show!


jake March 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

NO NO NO NO This was a really good show; please bring it back-don’t let us hang!


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