In the US: Tuesdays, 9/8c, The CW. Starts October 19 In the UK: Not yet acquired In Canada: Acquired by CTV2 for simulcast In Australia: Acquired by Network Ten
The medical procedural (MP) is something of a blank slate. Any network can stamp its DNA into the MP and make it its own. Fox can take the MP and add a little bit of crime drama to produce The Mob Doctor. NBC can take the MP and turn it into a low-quality bombastic explosion fest that runs out of budget by episode two (Trauma). ABC can make the MP a soap opera within three seconds (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice).
So how about The CW, a network best characterised by Gossip Girl, America's Next Top Model and Privileged? What would it do with an MP? Think about What's your answer?
If you guessed "young female doctor has to face up to mean, probably black girls, while finding career success and true love, probably with someone from Smallville in it", you'd be right. Emily Owens MD is indeed a show about a young female doctor - Emily Owens (Marnie Gummer from The Good Wife) - who has just qualified from medical school and wants to become the best doctor ever. She moves to Denver to train with her heroine, Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan from The Event), which is coincidentally where her best friend and secret crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley from, you guessed it, Smallville) is also going.
But whom should she discover has joined the hospital she's going to be an intern at? Why the girl who used to bully her at high school, Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King), of course. And not only has she got to survive the girl who secretly messed up her cards just before the debate and knows her nickname is 'pits', she's got to deal with all the other cliques in the hospital. Because it turns out a hospital is a lot like a high school.
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.