Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)

Season 1
Emily Owens, M.D.

Critics Consensus

Mamie Gummer is appealing in the title role, but Emily Owens, M.D. is mostly a second-rate medical comedy in the vein of Grey's Anatomy.



Critic Ratings: 37


Audience Score

User Ratings: 18
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Air date: Oct 16, 2012
Air date: Oct 23, 2012
Air date: Oct 30, 2012
Air date: Nov 13, 2012
Air date: Nov 20, 2012
Air date: Nov 27, 2012
Air date: Dec 4, 2012
Air date: Jan 1, 2013
Air date: Jan 8, 2013
Air date: Jan 15, 2013
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Mamie Gummer stars as awkward first-year medical intern Emily Owens in the only season of this drama set at a fictional Denver hospital. Eager to put her geeky high-school days behind her, Emily tries to balance her internship work with romance, especially when she's reunited with her medical-school crush, Will Collins (Justin Hartley). Interactions with Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King), an old high-school rival who's now a fellow intern, have Emily thinking that working in a hospital is uncomfortably similar to her cliquey high-school years.


Mamie Gummer
as Emily Owens
Justin Hartley
as Will Collins
Michael Rady
as Micah Barnes
Aja Naomi King
as Cassandra Kopelson
Kelly McCreary
as Tyra Dupre
Necar Zadegan
as Gina Bandari
Harry Lennix
as Dr. Dupre
J.R. Ramirez
as A.J. Aquino
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Critic Reviews for Emily Owens, M.D. Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (20)

Thanks to the clever writing and a very appealing performance by Gummer, this is one of my favorites of the fall season.

Oct 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Any show that can simultaneously work on your gut and your heart is worth a look.

Oct 16, 2012 | Full Review…

She [Mamie Gummer] injects the ordinary with her own unique prescription brand pick-me-ups, making Emily Owens bearable when it's not fully embraceable.

Oct 16, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Annoying as high school and its legacy can be, at a certain point you move on. For the good of the show, Emily should.

Oct 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[Gummer] will one day need to step out of her mother's giant shadow. At least Emily proves she's got the chops to cast a shadow of her own.

Oct 16, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Doctor! Code green! The viewers' eyes are glazing over!

Oct 16, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This isn't "Grey's Anatomy" and it's not "Scrubs" either. It's a really well-written and well-acted show about people who are just trying to figure out life while they do their jobs.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

While the concept and characters are recycled from countless medical shows that have preceded it, Emily Owens, M.D. is elevated greatly by the talent and charisma of its star, who goes a long way to make up for the show's weak points.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The medical situations need some work in the exciting category if Emily Owens wants to be a new Grey's Anatomy, and the comedy-drama mix needs to be tightened if it wants to be a new Scrubs.

Oct 11, 2013 | Full Review…

Adult life may be like high school some of the time, but it isn't all of the time - and a show suggesting that it is becomes just as difficult to endure as some of the worse memories of high school itself.

Oct 16, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It's not a great show, but it's a much better show than you might expect for one reason - Mamie Gummer is so winning in the title role.

Oct 16, 2012 | Full Review…

On the plus side, it makes Hart of Dixie look like a masterpiece.

Oct 16, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1

  • Aug 19, 2018
    Love this show wish they would have continued it!!!!!! I watched CW all the time and I never once seen a preview for this show when it first came out.
  • Feb 26, 2018
    Just finished season 1 via Netflix and for the life of me can’t imshine why this show didn’t work out. It’s the durst show that I have seen in a while where the female lead isn’t a selfish neurotic mess. This show was smart and lacked a lot of cheap raunch that most shows have nowadays. I liked it even more than Grey’s Anatomy. I wish this show has been aired on a different network, suited for its potential.
  • Feb 12, 2018
    I'm very sad that they didn't make more. I would have loved to have seen Emily be with the boss Dr. It has an amazing story line and had me so interested I finished it in 2 days.

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