Emily Owens M.D. Canceled by The CW
The CW has officially canceled Emily Owens M.D., its quirky medical drama starring Mamie Gummer. The show did not receive a back order from the network, having ensured its fate after getting out of the gates very slowly in the ratings and not holding enough of its Hart of Dixie lead-in; however, it will air every episode in its initial 13-episode order in the same time slot.
It's as yet unclear what The CW will be replacing the show with on the mid-season schedule. The only two new shows premiering in January will be The Carrie Diaries, already penciled in for Mondays at 8:00, and Cult, which doesn't have a premiere date yet. However, Cult has been thought to be headed for Thursdays after The Vampire Diaries or Fridays with Nikita due to the tonal/subject matter similarities it shares with both shows. One option would be to move Beauty and the Beast to Tuesdays, putting Cult on Thursdays, and leaving Nikita on Fridays with Arrow repeats. The Friday reruns of the breakout freshman hit will begin on November 30th at 9:00, with Nikita moving back to the 8:00 time slot it occupied last season.
Emily Owens M.D. becomes the first show canceled by The CW this season and the only of the three new fall shows to not receive a back order. With its cancellation, each of the five broadcast networks have cancelled at least one new fall show, as Partners and Made in Jersey (CBS); 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort (ABC); The Mob Doctor (FOX); and Animal Practice (NBC) all won't be making it to next season.
Emily Owens M.D. will be airing its fall finale next Tuesday at 9:00 on The CW before returning on January 15th for its final six episodes.
Do you think The CW made the right decision in canceling Emily Owens M.D.? What show would you put in its place once it finishes airing? Why do you think the show failed to catch on with viewers?