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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


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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Didi January 18, 2013 at 12:12 am

Why would you cancel Emily Owens?!!! It’s such a great show and well acted…. there’s going to be nothing left on CW!


Bob Dunn January 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Besides the news, I watch 5 shows a week. This is one. Well written & acted. To me, most of the choices on TV are not good. Find a way to keep this one.


Gina January 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I am very upset that Emily Owens MD is being cancelled. I don’t watch a lot of television because of the crap that’s on tv nowadays. I was (and still am) enjoyed this tv show. If there was a way for this show to continue airing, I would like to know and find out how we can save it!


Cat January 17, 2013 at 3:31 am

This has become one of my favorite shows. PLEASE DON’T CANCEL IT!!!


Anonymous January 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Loved the show


k January 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I’m so very disappointed that it is being canceled! This show is great, give it one more season!!


Chuck January 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I thought this was one of the best new shows on TV. Sorry to hear it is being cancelled.


Mary January 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Ugh! Every time I like a new show, they cancel it. Very frustrating. Why invest any time in anything new? Just wait til season 2 & Netflix it I guess


robin January 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Love this show


anne Buccella January 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

This is a superb series that gets better every week. DO NOT CANCEL.


Anonymous January 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

This is wonderful show so sad to have it canceled.


GB January 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Love the show. Please don’t cancel!!!! Emily is such a breath of fresh air compared to all the trashy shows currently being broadcast. Nice original story lines and casting!


Marche January 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I’m angry because I really enjoyed this show!!!! I love this show!!!!!!!!!!


jatony davis January 15, 2013 at 4:24 am

bring back emily owens m.d.


Bill January 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Best show of the season, stands to reason they would of course want to cancel it.


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