Emily Owens M.D. Pilot to Be Available Online Beginning October 1st

emily owens m.d. pilotIt looks like Dr. Owens gets to scrub in a little early this fall.

The CW has announced that its upcoming medical dramedy Emily Owens M.D. will be hitting the web before it makes its television debut. Beginning on October 1st and extending through October 14th, the pilot episode will be available to stream through a variety of sources, including CWTV.com, Hulu, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, the CW mobile and tablet apps, and iTunes, where it will be a free download.

The show, which stars Mamie Gummer as the title character, a woman that just graduated from med school hoping that adulthood will be a new beginning, is the latest in a long line of shows to be put up for early streaming. Though a majority of the pilots that have been put online this season have been comedies (The Mindy Project, Ben & Kate, The New Normal), dramas like Last Resort and Revolution have also had their series premieres released before their “official” premiere date. Last season, all three fall CW shows were released early through iTunes.

There’s both good and bad things about having an episode available early. While it could potentially eat into the numbers for the pilot’s television debut, it increases the chance of word-of-mouth making up for that loss, though there’s a possibility that people could forget about the show before another new episode airs. There have been shows that made it to another season after having their pilot early released (Hart of Dixie, Smash), though more often than not, it doesn’t create enough hype and ultimately results in disappointing numbers (Awake, GCB).

The official series premiere of Emily Owens M.D. airs Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 on The CW. You can check out photos from the episode here, as well as a sneak peek here and the TVOvermind Emily Owens M.D. discussion forum here.

Have you watched any of the other pilots that have been made available early this fall? Will you be giving Emily Owens M.D. a try due to its availability? Are there any fall shows that haven’t been made available that you’d like to see early?

One Response

  1. Matha Knipple October 3, 2012

Leave a Reply

How I Love Lucy Changed Television Forever
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Bakers vs Fakers
The Top Five Comic Book Show Crossovers This Season
Iron Chef Gauntlet: Five Things You Might Not Know
The Top 20 Movie Vampires of All-Time
‘The Void’ Is the Kind of Lovecraftian Horror Movie We Need Right Now
The Top Five Films Directed By Sam Mendes
Why It Makes Sense to have a Back to the Future Reboot
Listen To Chris Cornell’s “Black Hole Sun” With the Background Music Removed
Watch Celine Dion Dancing to Cher Backstage in her Poofy White Dress
The Most Surprising Billboard Music Awards Moments Ever
No One Else is Talking About How The Wonder Woman Theme Song is “Immigrant Song” in Disguise?
Shaq Whips Out his Tough to Look at Monster Foot on Inside the NBA
Watch UFC Fighter Matt Serra Teach Neil deGrasse Tyson Jiu Jitsu
How to Stream the 2017 French Open
Theo Epstein Delivers Epic Commencement Speech To Yale
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Video Game Gets a Hilarious Trailer
Will We See The Legend of Zelda on Our Smartphones?
A Wild Pikachu Incident Occurs at a Mall in South Korea
Guy Might Go to Prison for Playing Pokemon Go in Russian Church
Did You Know that Jackass Star Steve-O Was a Clown in Real Life?
William Shatner Shows off His Knowledge of Horse Facts
A Gallery of Celebrities Who Served in the Military
Hugh Jackman Discovers Mario Kart in Real Life and It’s Delightful