Somebody call a code blue! Whoops, it is a little too late I guess for The CW’s medical drama “Emily Owens, M.D.”, which has officially been cancelled. This has not been a good week for medical shows apparently.
Following in the footsteps of Fox’s drama “Mob Doctor”, the less than popular “Emily Owens” is no longer going to be on the air after the network finishes airing the 13 episodes that were initially ordered for the season. The drama starred Mamie Gummer, the daughter of legendary actress Meryl Streep, as a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital where she attempts to navigate her complicated love and social lives on top of the increasing demands of her job.
With a disappointing debut at only 1.7 million viewers last month, the medical drama didn’t really seem to have a chance from the beginning. Right from the start it was in competition for ratings with the “American League Championship Series” and the second presidential debate. That is some stiff competition considering the hype surrounding this year’s elections.
In its latest episode this past Tuesday, “Emily Owens” pulled in only 1 million viewers and a rating of 0.3 among 18-49 year olds. It seems that The CW has decided to ditch the downward spiraling drama and focus its attention on its multitude of other new series, including “Arrow” and “Beauty and the Beast”.