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. kim says

    My daughter and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!!! Can’t believe it’s been cancelled!!!Very disappointed..and sad wish the “CW” would give it another chance maybe change the night w/ an 8pm start!!!! JUST KEEP IT WE LOVE IT!!!!!!

  2. jennabeish says

    Please keep Emily owens md running; it is one of few shows that i avidly watch. It is refreshing to find something different on tv. I mirror another person in the thread; does the right person see these? Are the sponsors listening? Where can we petition it to stay alive? The characters and show are great! what is the reason for possibly canceling?

  3. Jessica says

    This show is soo good! Clearly there are many of us that agree, so why take it off and leave so much crap still on! So incredibly disappointed!!!!!!

  4. Michelle Lauzon says

    I can’t believe CW! The popularity of grey’s anatomy, Mammie nominated for people’s choice and the critics are saying good things about this show.- Why on earth cancel something that obviously people like and has room to grow with great potential. God, you insist on throwing crap on TV; lets at least have something we enjoy rather than forced to watch because there is nothing else on… You cancel this show it proves to me you gross and bad taste.. I won’t send my remote to CW anymore. I don’t know of any other show that I watch on your channel.. You people suck!

  5. Amanda Hefner says

    Love everything about this show; the characters have many sides to them, they are smart and nerdy doctors, but they have their flaws and awkward moments as well. Please give this show another chance, you won’t regret it!

  6. Jemma says

    Please don’t cancel Emily Owens MD, it is an awesome show! I really enjoy the show and I truly believe many more people would fall in love with it as well, if you would give it another chance. PLEASE?????
    I realize being from Canada, my plea doesn’t really carry much weight, but I am an avid tv watcher and am a very vocal enthusiast when I like a show – therefore, spreading/increasing the fan base whenever and wherever I can!
    Thank you, and Happy Holidays/New Year!

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