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CW Tries Their Hand At The Medical Drama Genre With ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’

CW Tries Their Hand At The Medical Drama Genre With ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’


CW is trying their hands at what looks to be a Grey’s Anatomy-style drama (hopefully not as dramatic as that since the cast dies in nearly every other episode it seems), called Emily Owens, M.D.. The series premieres this fall on Tuesday night’s following Hart Of Dixie, another medical related drama which is entering its sophomore season.

The new series focuses on Emily Owens, who is a first year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital. Emily is hopeful that this life change will be a new beginning for her, and that she can put her geeky days behind her. However, as all medical dramas have taught us (*coughs* Grey’s Anatomy *coughs*), hospitals are really just another form of high school… at least in the world of television. Let’s hope they in no way reflect real hospitals!

Check out a clip from the new series below along with the official description for Emily Owens, M.D..

At long last, Emily Owens feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she’ll have the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett – and where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Rider is also an intern. So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school? Emily soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson, is also just starting out at Denver Memorial, and it seems like they’re rivals all over again – not only as surgical interns, but for Will’s attention. Fellow intern Tyra Granger warns Emily that the cliques at Denver Memorial are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastics; the rebels are in the ER, and Tyra has her own awkward place as the principal’s kid – her father is the chief resident. Emily’s the new kid all over again, and it’s just as awkward as high school. Only this time around, Emily will have to balance the personal and emotional turmoil of social politics with the high-stakes world of life-and-death medical decisions. At least she has fellow intern Tyra and nerdy-but-cute resident Micah, to count on as friends. Emily is growing to realize that although she may be a geek, she may also grow to be a great doctor, flop sweats and all. The series stars Mamie Gummer as Emily, Justin Hartley as Will, Michael Rady as Micah, Aja Naomi King as Cassandra, Kelly McCreary as Tyra and Necar Zadegan as Gina. EMILY OWENS, M.D. is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman (“90210,” “Lipstick Jungle”), Dan Jinks (“Pushing Daisies,” “Milk”) and Bharat Nalluri (“Tsunami”). The pilot was directed by Bharat Nalluri.

Let us know your thoughts on this freshman medical drama in our comment section below? Do you think Emily Owens, M.D. is a good fit for the CW network?

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  1. This does reflect real hospitals – in particular, the one in my town! Wow, the clip portrays this show as sort of different than I expected it to be, so I think this may become my first ever watched medical drama! I never gave any of the others a chance, but I will this one! Going back in reference to it relating to real hospitals, I can name six out of ten people working on the floors of our local hospital at any given shift [the nurses of course] – off the top of my head, there’s the cheerleader, the prep, the mean girl…all on the night shift [thank goodness I was one who got along with everyone lol so I know them all and they’re very friendly to me]. But yes, for small towned viewers, I think this show will hit home!

  2. It doesn’t take too much to make a medical drama seem more realistic than Grey’s Anatomy… which I’m still watching…. I don’t always admit that to people. haha 🙂 But I’ll definitely check this one out as well! So many great shows coming in the fall!

  3. I can’t get over the AWFUL title. First Cut wasn’t that great, but it worked better than Emily Owens, MD. It doesn’t flow well at all and seems super dated. (Doogie Howser, anyone?)

  4. I think it could be good! Mamie Gummer was great on the medical drama Off The Map. I loved that show and was sad it was canceled. So I hope she will be good in this, even if the title sucks 🙂


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