Emily Owens, M.D. is one of the few Fall shows whose fate was still up in the air, but now we have its official status: the show has been canceled by The CW. The series, which had the lowest ratings of any new show this Fall, will get to air all 13 of the episodes already shot, but that'll be the end of the endearing drama starring Mamie Gummer. Emily Owens, M.D. is the only show The CW canceled this season, having given fellow freshman dramas Arrow and Beauty and the Beast full season pickups.
Now that October is in full swing, most of Fall's new shows have had their premieres — including three new series from The CW. They're all pretty different: Emily Owens, M.D. focuses on a group of doctors, Beauty and the Beast is a fairy-tale-meets-cop-show procedural, and Arrow is the network's newest superhero show. Each series premiere earned decent ratings, but only time will tell how they will resonate with audiences as more episodes are rolled out.
I was hooked on Emily Owens right off the bat, and I'm willing to give Arrow a few more chances (even if the pilot didn't wow me). As for Beauty and the Beast? Let's just say I'm going to stick to Once Upon a Time to get my fairy-tale fix. That said, I'm interested in your thoughts on the new shows — how do you feel about The CW's three new series?
Mamie Gummer has a bit of weight on her shoulders as the title character in The CW's new series Emily Owens, M.D., but it's a challenge that she's ready for. When I recently sat down with the actress (who is Meryl Streep's daughter), she discussed how playing a doctor on Off the Map helped prepare for this role, even if she's not exactly a medical expert in real life. She also made an early pick for Emily's love triangle and revealed which TV doctor she'd love to have on the show. Check out the interview before Emily Owens premieres tonight.
Watch out, Zoe Hart, there's a new doctor coming to The CW. Mamie Gummer (daughter of Meryl Streep!) headlines Emily Owens, M.D. as a former high school nerd who's ready to make a fresh start in her first year as a doctor. Unfortunately, her teenage nemesis is working at the same hospital, standing in the way of Emily's dreams of leaving her dorky past behind her. Get the scoop on the show before tonight's premiere!
- What it's about: Emily Owens couldn't be more excited for her first day as a doctor, especially when she spies her med school crush, Will (Justin Hartley), in the locker room. As we learn from her inner monologue, Emily is ready to embrace adulthood and get her personal life together. Will's not the only familiar face at her new hospital, though; she soon learns that a high school mean girl named Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) will be working right by her side.
- Where it works: Gummer is delightfully awkward to watch and feels like a breath of fresh air on a network that includes effortlessly put-together characters on shows like Gossip Girl and 90210. There are also plenty of supporting players, ensuring that the series isn't completely dependent on Emily's crush on Will or her rivalry with Cassandra; Michael Rady (whom you may recognize from Melrose Place) is perfect as an endearing, sweet resident; Kelly McCreary plays Tyra, who just may be one of Emily's only allies at the hospital.
- Where it doesn't: There's a good balance of comedy and drama here, but some of the medical aspects feel contrived. Emily bonds with a young patient in the pilot (she's the only one who can get through to her thanks to her bedside manner), and it feels like something we've seen a million times before. In general, the mix of personalities and entanglements are very familiar, so this might not be your new show if you're looking for something fresh.
- When it's on: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
- You might like this show if: You wish Grey's Anatomy would be rebooted with a new cast.
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No new drama series would be complete without a steamy love triangle, and Michael Rady and Justin Hartley are up to the challenge as the male leads on Emily Owens, M.D.. Both CW veterans (Hartley played Green Arrow on Smallville, while you may recognize Rady from Melrose Place) will play a role in Emily (Mamie Gummer)'s love life, and when I recently sat down with the guys, they joked that the rivalry just might end up in a dogfight. They also talked getting squeamish around fake blood, and likened their new medical show to Ally McBeal and Scrubs, with a "full-on heavy dose of quirk." Check out the interview, and tune in to Emily Owens when it premieres on Oct. 16.
On the CW's new series Emily Owens, M.D., Mamie Gummer plays a first-year doctor who is disappointed to discover that life at the hospital is a lot like her awkward high school years. Necar Zadegan, Aja Naomi King, and Kelly McCreary play Emily's fellow doctors on the show, though in real life, they don't know much about the medical field. During a recent press day in LA, the ladies chatted about the difficulty of learning medical jargon, how they have a newfound respect for doctors, and why Hollywood is just like high school. They also revealed which fictional doctors they'd like to see on the show (hint: George Clooney makes the cut.) Check out the interview before Emily Owens, M.D. premieres on Oct. 16.
As Fall gets closer, so do the premiere dates for all the networks' brand-new shows. If you're wondering what new series are worth watching, BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal have done the legwork for you and are telling you which five shows they're most excited about and why in this episode of The Buzz.
It may still be Summer, but we're already getting excited about Fall TV. In this episode of The Buzz, BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal are breaking down the new shows — and hot guys — headed to The CW this season, including a very good-looking Beast in Beauty and the Beast, an arrow-wielding superhero, and a heartthrob doctor. Intrigued? Watch and get the details!
The CW is adding another series revolving around a doctor to the Fall lineup, but Emily Owens, M.D. is a long way away from Hart of Dixie. The show stars Mamie Gummer as a recent med-student grad who is ready for a fresh start at a new hospital. Her dreams of starting over are dashed when she sees her high school nemesis in the locker room, and soon she's retreating back to her geeky teen years. Gummer was joined by her cast of fellow doctors at the Summer TCA to talk about medical speak, landing roles on the show, and more. Here's what we learned:
- The show will be both funny and dramatic: The series is reminiscent of both Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy, but it won't be pigeon-holed as either a comedy or drama. The pilot has some funny moments (especially thanks to Emily's inner monologue and ability to get herself into awkward situations), but executive producer Jennie Snyder made it clear that the writers are "going for it, medically" and that the procedural will include plenty of serious moments, especially when it comes to the patients.
- Justin Hartley scored the role on his glasses alone. You may recognize Hartley as Smallville's Green Arrow, but Hartley couldn't use superpowers to land a role on The CW's new series. In fact, he was initially passed over for the part of Will — until his agent suggested that he audition again with glasses. Hartley landed the part and now wears a nonprescription pair for his role as Emily's crush.
- There will be more than one love triangle. It's pretty obvious in the pilot that Emily has the hots for Will, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that sweet chief resident Micah (Michael Rady) will also come into the picture. But there's also a second love triangle between Emily, Will, and mean-girl Cassandra (Aja Naomi King), which should make the series even juicier.
- Using doctor jargon is as difficult as it seems. The cast discussed how hard it is to adapt to using medical terms on a daily basis. Gummer said, "It was hard because it's like speaking Trekkie or something. These sounds mean nothing to me." Speaking about the career of doctors in general, Rady added, "It's quite a dizzying career that I'm just flabbergasted by."
We're nearing the end of upfronts week, which means most of the major networks have rolled out the previews for their new shows for Fall. The CW took its turn today, and after unveiling the new lineup, we got a closer look at the five new shows coming to the network. We've already heard a lot about the anticipated Carrie Diaries, but here's a taste of what else is coming to the CW.
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