A few weeks ago, a number of outlets jumped the gun (or scalpel) when rumors broke that The CW had decided to pull the plug on its plucky freshman medical drama 'Emily Owens, M.D.,' though at the time it proved not to be true. Sadly, even rumors may come to pass, as the the network has now officially confirmed the Mamie Gummer-starring series' cancellation. So with 'Emily Owens' officially dead on the table, what plans are in place for the remaining episodes of the series?
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Well, this is going to make for an awkward afternoon at the Streep household. Where earlier today we reported that one-time 'Smash' guest and Meryl Streep's daughter Grace Gummer had landed a plum role in the second season of HBO's buzzy Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom,' it seems her sister Mamie Gummer doesn't have as much reason to celebrate. The CW has reportedly passed on producing additional episodes of freshman medical drama 'Emily Owens, M.D.,' but is there hope yet for the series?
The CW has been enjoying some notable success this season, particularly with the breakout smash of 'Arrow,' though several other new efforts haven't quite caught on as wildly. 'Beauty and the Beast' has become a mild performer, while 'Emily Owens, M.D.' got off to a rocky start and been on a slow recovery, but there's good news for both. The CW has officially bumped 'Beauty' up to a full season, while 'Owens' is getting a blast from the past from a former 'Buffy' star.
We've reached that crucial time of the year in which networks evaluate how freshman series perform, and make decisions on how to go forward. FOX in particular has been fairly generous with its series, awarding additional episodes to 'The Mindy Project' and scripts for 'Ben and Kate,' but now we've learned that 'New Girl' and 'Raising Hope' will also get additional episodes! Meanwhile, what fate has The CW given to 'Beauty and the Beast' or 'Emily Owens M.D.?'
You know, we'd probably try to find fault with The CW's new poster for the forthcoming superhero drama 'Arrow,' featuring Stephen Amell as the titular hero clad only in trousers and a quiver, if not for the fact that comic books themselves shamefully exploit the male and female forms in a similar manner. That said, how would you like a fresh look at The CW's hottest new fall shows, including 'Arrow,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'Emily Owens, M.D.'?