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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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Roberta April 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Bring it back, need more light hearted show. Love Hart of Dixie too?


Arie April 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Bring it back it was one of my favorite shows!!!


Linda May 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Bring Emily Owens MD Back


Sue April 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I looked forward to seeing this show each week. Finally a good show without garbage. Please bring it back or put it on another network……BRING IT BACK!


Elaine April 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I love this show, and was so disappointed when I heard it was cancelled. Please bring this show back!!


Vicki April 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Hate that the show was canceled!! I loved it and was so into the characters!! This show needs to come back!


Gina April 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I was thrilled when Emily Owens MD came out! I was like, “finally” a clean, funny show with characters that I enjoyed! There was not on character I didn’t like. I loved that everyones personalities clashed, buy meshed very well! This show needs to be back! Why not try another network! I want this show back!


samara April 18, 2013 at 4:33 am

i hate it! please don’t cancel this show….. if i were the CW, i will cancel 90210…. i love the character of emily….everyone can relate to her…. don’t let the viewers hanging especially with that ending on the season finale….. please.. is there any appeal from the fans of this show, i would like to be part of it…


Michelle April 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

This show was awesome! I looked forward to Tuesday nights because of this show. I am SOO disappointed that it was cancelled.


Claire April 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

This show was amazing!!! I’m so pissed that they cancelled it. Especially how they ended it. All of the good shows get canceled. PanAm, GCB,and now, our beloved Emily Owens. if it wasn’t for heart of Dixie and the vampire diaries I wouldn’t watch the channel at all .


petra April 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

love the show, funny and sweet, I wish it was not cancelled, all the good shows always end up cancelled, why not start cancelling reality shows…so tired of these shows


Trish April 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Very disappointed. I loved the show. I loved her in the show “off the map” too. Figures- as soon as you find something you like, they cancel it!


Anonymous April 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Loved the show! Will miss it


Diann Wheeling April 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Disappointed it cancelled. Please bring it back. Love the show!!!


Wendy April 15, 2013 at 1:46 am

Very disappointed. I really liked this show. May just quit watching this network because of it. Why watch something, will probably get cancelled.


Brenda April 10, 2013 at 1:58 am

Really disappointed I looked forward to the show each week. Not a big fan of the channel any more, shows with substance always canceled just when fan base get invested in the shows story line. Won’t watch the replacement.


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