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.
MAKING CHOICES — 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 […]
TAKING CHARGE — When the hospital is inundated with bus crash victims during a winter storm, Emily is assigned to run triage in the E.R. During the chaos, Emily is forced to do an emergency skull procedure on a heroic Marine who suddenly collapses. Tyra bristles at her father’s lack of respect for her as […]
THE TIPPING POINT — When Emily, Will and Cassandra compete against each other to be Dr. Bandari’s research assistant, feelings get hurt when they have to describe each other’s flaws. Emily is determined to solve the medical mystery of a young patient whose x-rays reveals a bullet lodged in his lung, but who has no […]
PREDICTING THE FUTURE – After a year long absence, Dr. A.J. Aquino (guest star J.R. Ramirez, “House of Payne”) returns to Denver Memorial, but before he can rejoin the staff, the Chief insists that he make peace with Dr. Bandari. Emily is tasked with treating a patient who claims to be a psychic, and is […]
BENEATH THE SURFACE – When Emily and Will are assigned a patient dressed as a costumed character, Will automatically suspects that his symptoms suggest a psychotic episode, but Emily is not quite convinced. Dr. Bandari treats a tough-as-nails businesswoman who refuses to slow down after experiencing a heart attack. When the patient’s husband confides he […]
JUDGEMENT CALLS – When the beloved hospital flower delivery man collapses, Emily is determined to diagnose his condition, but she is baffled at his reluctance to get treated. Will and Emily are assigned to a help a sick prisoner, but find it hard to stay professional and not let his crimes cloud how they treat […]
Emily and Tyra’s infant patient seems perfectly normal until they discover she has a condition that forces her parents to make a difficult decision about her future.
STANDING FIRM OR TRYING TOO – When a drug impaired patient in the ER embarrasses Emily, making her the laughing stock of the hospital, she tries to take Dr Bandari’s advice to be tougher. Emily and Will discover that their teenage patient needs a partial liver transplant, but when neither parent is a match, a […]
ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT – Emily and Micah are frantic when they discover their patient needs a kidney transplant immediately, but they are baffled when she mysteriously refuses to accept the kidney from her new husband. Elsewhere, Emily assists Dr. Hamada (guest star Brittany Ishibashi, “Political Animals”) and Dr. Bandari, with a risky surgery […]
TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – When the surgical interns are given an impromptu medical quiz with a chance to assist in surgery as the prize, only Emily and Cassandra are left standing. After an STD outbreak at a local high school becomes an issue, Emily reluctantly agrees to speak to a group of high […]