The CW's new series Emily Owens, M.D. premieres next week on Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8C. But for a limited time you can watch the pilot online and view the episode before it airs.
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Audiences can watch the Emily Owens, M.D. pilot now until Sunday October 14 via The CW's YouTube channel. I've seen the pilot and I can tell you that it's a cute and light hearted addition to the CW's 2012 fall lineup. It centers on a first-year intern's ups and downs at Denver Memorial Hospital that is full of "cliques, insecurities, schoolgirl-type crushes and fears." All of those things that are supposed to go away once we all grow up, but somehow never seem to.
The series is being billed as a "medical drama" by the network but in the first episode, they went pretty light on the drama and concentrated more on the quirkiness of the series star, Mamie Gummer. Here's a fun fact about Gummer, she's the daughter of award-winning actress Meryl Streep. It looks like good acting genes run in the family because it was Gummer's participation in the series that first made me want to check it out. I had seen her in ABC's short-lived Off The Map, as well as in CBS's The Good Wife and was very intrigued by what she would bring as the lead of a new series. She does do a good job at playing a goofy neurotic and I'd say if you like Gummer then there's a good chance you'll like the show.
Also staring in the series is major heartthrob Justin Hartley, who previously played Oliver Green/Green Arrow on CW's other smash series Smallville. Between the two stars, I think the CW has a chance at another hit, but it remains to be seen if the series can balance the drama with the quirkiness it shows in pilot episode. So far, the show is pretty good and I definitely got a few laughs out of the pilot.
Be sure to check out the Emily Owens, M.D. pilot online and let us know what you think of the CW's new series. Do you think it's got the staying power of some of their other long-running series?
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