Category Archives: Emily Owens M.D.
It looks like Emily (Mamie Gummer) will make a choice between Will (Justin Hartley) and Micah (Michael Rady) in the series finale tomorrow night. Fans are divided between #TeamWill and #TeamMicah. But Will”s myopia about Emily’s frenemy Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) makes him a poor choice. Can he redeem himself? Who will Emily choose?
While it’s unfortunate for the creative team and Vancouver crew behind Emily Owens M.D. that the show didn’t attract the audience it deserved The CW should get kudos for airing all thirteen episodes after cancelling it, so that fans could have some closure.
Tonight on hospital dramedy Emily Owens M.D., Emily (Mamie Gummer) vies with her high-school nemesis Cassandra (Naomi King’) to be Dr. Bandari’s research assistant and to stop Cassandra from getting more time with Emily’s crush Will (Justin Hartley) in episode four. But will it work? Cassandra will do anything in her pursuit of Will and seems to be succeeding, as we see from a scene for upcoming episode eleven filmed last week at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre dressed as Denver Memorial Hospital.
Emily Owens M.D. crew filmed a tracking shot last Thursday of Emily and her friend Tyra (Kelly McCreary), the lesbian daughter of the chief of surgery, standing in line at the prop Get Your Fix coffee cart as background performers carried floral arrangements from the prop Kiss and a Rose flower company van into the Life Sciences Centre, where other crew was setting up a gala set in the atrium. Emily and Tyra are joined in line by Cassandara and Will, also carrying garment bags. So of the main cast, I got a chance to see everyone on location but surgical resident Dr. Mica Barnes (Michael Rady) and rock star surgeon Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan). If I’d stayed for the night shoot inside the atrium of the Life Sciences Centre, I might have seen the cast all dressed up to film the hospital gala scenes but hopefully will get the chance to see it on screen.
With Emily Owens M.D. sadly heading for cancellation, I took advantage of a big shoot at the University of British Columbia’s Life Sciences Centre last week to take some photos of Emily’s med school crush — Justin Hartley’s surgical intern Will Collins. No stranger to Vancouver, Smallville’s Oliver Queen/Green Arrow is definitely worthy of Emily’s romantic obsession.
Mamie Gummer’s Emily awkwardly confessed her love for Will in the season premiere and got shot down kindly, only to discover at episode’s end that her high school nemesis, Aja Naomi King’s Cassandra Kopelson, is pursuing a receptive Will. Backtracking from embarrassment, Emily tries to pretend she is Okay with Will’s rejection until he clarifies that he does care for her but doesn’t want to wreck their friendship.
Last week, Emily fruitlessly looked for flaws in Will as he stripped off his shirt in front of her. Later he brought her a banana and a condom as a visual aid for her high school talk on safe sex and then helped her work off her anger at a STD boy recklessly infecting high school girls by teaching her how to bat balls off the roof of the Life Sciences Centre. So it doesn’t look like Emily will get over Will any time soon, even as Cassandra proves willing to do anything to get him, as we can see below in this scene from the [eleventh] episode.
But with Emily Owens M.D possibly wrapping filming in two more episodes, I anticipate a happy ending for Emily and her crush [Update: I'm not so sure about that now that the show is definitely wrapping at thirteen. Emily was "Done with Will" by the end of this episode after he showed himself to be blind to Cassandra's rudeness at the gala. Her patience has run out. Maybe a different happy ending is in store for her.]
Mamie Gummer’s Emily Owens, her crush, Justin Hartley’s Will Collins and her nemesis Naomi King’s Cassandra Kopelson filmed scenes for the tenth episode outside UBC’s Life Sciences Centre this afternoon. They chatted in a lineup at the coffee cart as florists carried in floral centrepieces for a gala that night in the atrium which doubles as Denver Memorial Hospital on the show.
Emily Owens M.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
It’s been almost six months since I saw Emily Owens M.D. film scenes for its pilot at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre of its star Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) walking in and out the front doors as Emily, a social nerd and surgical intern who finds life at Denver Memorial Hospital a lot like high school. Gummer returned yesterday in the autumn sunshine to film scenes of Emily picking up juice at a juice bar by the main entrance, with a prop Denver Memorial ambulance parked out front and lot of background performers milling about.
This Emily doesn’t look anywhere near as frazzled as she does in the show poster — Practicing Medicine. Working on Life.
If you’ve seen any of the teasers or trailers for upcoming The CW hospital drama series Emily Owens, M.D., then you’ll know that social nerd Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) has conversations with her younger high school self through a chain link fence. I’ve seen the hospital side of these conversations at the University of British Columbia’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre made to look like Denver Memorial Hospital. And today I hoped to catch the school side of these conversations at Lord Byng High School made to look like Robert H. Johnson High School. But mis-timed it. Here’s the set. And here’s a link to the new show poster of frazzled Emily — Practicing Medicine. Working on Life.
The University of British Columbia campus is pretty deserted in the summer months so there weren’t many students around yesterday to notice that their Irving K. Barber Learning Centre had been renamed Denver Memorial Hospital again so that hospital drama series Emily Owens, M.D. could film some quick scenes at the main entrance with a prop Denver Memorial ambulance parked out front in the sunshine and lots of background performers dressed in hospital scrubs milling about.
It’s been four months since Emily Owens M.D. (then called First Cut) filmed scenes for the pilot at Irving K. Barber of its star Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) walking in and out the front doors as Emily, a social nerd and surgical intern who finds life at Denver Memorial Hospital a lot like high school, where the popular students are people like real-life former model Justin Hartley (the Green Arrow on Smallville) as Will, a fellow surgical intern and Emily’s big crush.
I didn’t expect to see Justin Hartley (with glasses) on Emily Owens M.D.’s first day back shooting in Vancouver (August 1st) so my photos below aren’t the best. He certainly is crush-worthy and in a CW teaser for the show we see Emily admit to Will how much she likes him. ”I’m so sorry. I just don’t see you like that,” he replies kindly. Oops. How embarrassing and endearing of Emily. No wonder CW execs see Emily Owens as the next Ally McBeal.
Start Dates for Vancouver Filming of Fall TV: SUPERNATURAL, ONCE UPON A TIME, FRINGE, ARROW & EMILY OWENS M.D.
American network TV series return to Vancouver this summer, with Supernatural scheduled to start filming of its eighth season on July 9th; modern fairy tale series Once Upon a Time of its second hit season on July 16th; Fringe of its fifth and final season on July 18th; kickass Arrow of its first season on July 18th; and Ally McBeal-esque Emily Owens M.D. of its first season on August 1st.
July 9th: Supernatural left us with separated Winchester Brothers. Dean is trapped in Purgatory. That won’t stop his alter ego Jensen Ackles from directing the first filmed episode, as he’s done for the past two seasons. Ackles returned to Vancouver this Tuesday to get started on his director’s prep for what will be episode three. Supernatural’s season eight premiere airs on Wednesday, October 3rd, on The CW.
July 16th: There will be magic in Storybrooke when Once Upon a Time starts filming its second season next month. Expect to see some green screens on Moncton Street in Steveston, which usually doubles for Storybrooke. And expect to see more of Emilie de Ravin as Belle, the better half of RumBelle (fans’ single name for Rumplestiltskin and Belle as a couple). Plus we can look forward to an unusual family reunion – between Snow White, Prince Charming and their daughter Emma Swan — now that the curse is broken and fairy tale characters know who they really are.
July 18th: Fringe is expected to leap forward to the year 2036 when bad-ass Observers rule the world in its fifth and final season. This time we hope Anna Torv’s Olivia will find a way to join John Noble’s Walter Bishop and Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop to fight the future. The season premiere airs Friday, September 28th, on FOX and City-TV.
July 18th: Arrow star Stephen Amell is already in town prepping for the start of his super hero reboot in the style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. The much-anticipated series premieres Wednesday, October 10th on The CW and CTVTwo.
August 1st: Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter)’s new medical drama series Emily Owens, M.D. has a later start. The many fans of Justin Hartley (Smallville’s Green Arrow) will have to wait a little longer to see him on location. And even longer to see him on screen. Emily Owens, M.D. debuts on Tuesday, October 16th, on The CW.
Two other American network shows — Cult and Red Widow — are both slated for mid-season, so there’s no word yet on their start dates.
Four Vancouver-Shot American TV Pilots to Series – ARROW, CULT, EMILY OWENS M.D. & RED WIDOW – Updated
American TV networks gave series orders to four of the eight pilots filmed this March in Vancouver, starting with The CW’s Arrow, Cult and Emily Owens M.D. (formerly First Cut) and then ABC’s Red Widow (formerly Penoza) in a flurry of announcements this afternoon ahead of next week’s New York upfronts — where networks unveil their fall schedules to advertisers.
If anything can be called a sure thing, The CW pilot Arrow was it. Based on DC Comics The Green Arrow, it stars Stephen Amell in a more Jason Bourne-like and less Smallville-ish production. Like The Dark Knight trilogy’s re-imagined Batman, Arrow’s vigilante superhero fights crime with martial arts and technology plus the special skill of archery. TV sites have been counting down to the Arrow’s expected pickup to series.
Also getting solid buzz but not quite a sure thing was The CW’s meta-pilot Cult starring Matt Davis of The Vampire Diaries as a blogger named Jeff investigating the rabid fans of a cult horror TV show, who have taken the series too literally. It will be a shorter, 13-episode series, leaving room for Davis to return to Mystic Falls if they can figure out how to resurrect him – again.
In mid-May, the five American broadcast networks start to unveil their fall plans in New York and we will know if Arrow, Midnight Sun and six other TV pilots we saw filming in the Vancouver area before the Easter weekend will make it to series for next season. Add one more pilot to film later this year for a total of nine and Vancouver ranks second in production of drama pilots, behind New York’s eleven and ahead of Los Angeles’s eight. Why is our city so popular for American dramas? (SEE UPDATE BELOW)
Well, Vancouver is beautiful, can look like anywhere-U.S.A., has great crews who are cheaper than U.S. ones and shares the same time zone as L.A., where the showrunners and their bosses live. Not to mention that one of the five pilots shot here last year became a surprise big hit — modern fairy tale series Once Upon a Time. Still, nothing is guaranteed with 41 drama series pilots vying for a limited number of primetime slots.
Of the five The CW drama pilots in town last month, two are considered hot prospects: pilot Arrow (based on DC Comics The Green Arrow) and The-Hunger Games-Meets-The-Bachelor pilot The Selection. By all accounts, Stephen Amell is the Green Arrow in this more Jason Bourne-like and less Smallville-ish production based on the old Smallville lot near the Skytrain. Like The Dark Knight’s re-imagined Batman, Arrow’s vigilante superhero fights crime with martial arts and technology plus the special skill of archery.
I saw Stephen Amell in Gastown in late March in character as his secret identity Oliver Queen with Katie Cassidy as his former love Dinah “Laurel” Lance. And in mid-March, I spied Amell in the downtown eastside during a west coast windstorm with Colin Donnell as his best friend and trustafarian Tommy Merlyn, who drives one-heck-of-a-ride, the Mercedes 2012 SLS AMG (two wings and a cockpit).