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. Anonymous says

    Please do not cancel this show!! I only just started watching it and I am obsessed with it. I had been catching up on old episodes when I realized it was cancelled and I about died!! Please save this show. It’s finally a clean, sweet show I can enjoy watching with my friends. I am blown away by Mamie Gummer as Emily Owens. She is a role model–she is intelligent, motivated, and compassionate. Please give this show another chance.

  2. ena says

    Pls! Don’t cancel the show! It is fun,intelligent,clean,wholesome family show! The plot is getting thicker & thicker! Please renew for another season!

  3. Cece says

    Please don’t cancel this show!!!! It is very much worth watching and should be renewed
    for another season. One of the few new shows ,this season, that I really like. With every episode it only gets better and better. Emily Owens is a very likeable character !

  4. Anonymous says

    I can’t believe they are cancelling this show. It is one of the new shows that is very much worth watching. My daughter and I watch this show together. It gets better and more interesting each episode. Please don’t cancel Emily Owens, MD. It should be renewed for season 2.

  5. Lisa says

    I love this show. Please do not cancel it. The writers and actors are amazing. Please renew the show. Its wonderful to watch a clean family show.

  6. Michele Conn says

    I love this show! They never even gave it a chance! I’m getting to the point I wont watch a series until it hits the second season because of the stupid TV execs.!

  7. Norman T Christenson says

    I really like this show. Please give it time. I rate it the second best show on tv and record the series. I am a retired portfolio fund manager (age 65) with mostly professional friends who like her character. We have all experienced her fears and taken the risks going up the ladder. It’s funny, warm and leaving you angry that the episode ended so
    quickly. Renew it!!! You’ll proably have to bear the capital startup costs of bringing it back later, ie “Body of Truth”

  8. Anonymous says

    Please do not cancel…for once we can actually watch a show that is not silly but actually intelligently written and show a lot of heart and compassion and humor…it’s actually real life seeing characters at their best and worst..but none the less still with grace – ..pls pls do not cancel…give this show a chance for people to eventually find it and discover the joy of watching a series that is worth seeing,,,

  9. Anonymous says

    I love this show. Enjoyed off the map with mamie and hated when it was cancelled. She is a good and funny actress and is sucks she seems to be having bad luck at getting in a show that sticks. Hopefully they will change their minds and keep this one.

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