CW Cancels ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’
The CW has canceled its freshman medical drama, Emily Owens, M.D., starring Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep.
Production on the series’ 13-episode first season will wrap next week, and all taped episodes are expected to air.
The series, which co-starred Justin Hartley, was dropped because of its low ratings.
The series premiered October 16, and scored a 0.5/1 share in the 18-49 demographic, and 1.7 million viewers. It most recent episode on Tuesday night scored 0.3/1 with 1 million total viewers.
Gummer starred as the eponymous character, a surgical intern who discovers that working in a hospital is like being in high school all over again.
The CW’s other freshman drama, Arrow and Beauty and the Beast, received full season orders. Arrow has been earning big ratings in its Wednesday 8 pm time slot, and Beauty and the Beast has benefited from having the Vampire Diaries as a lead-in.
Emily Owens, M.D. followed the lower-rated Hart of Dixie, which contributed to its ranking as the CW’s lowest-rated new show.
Hart of Dixie premiered last September, and stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart. Its second season premiered on October 2 and earned 1.53 million viewers. In its most recent episode, Hart of Dixie scored a 0.5/1 rating and 1.34 million viewers.
In other TV news, ABC has ordered additional episodes of Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen, and Malibu Country, starring Reba McEntire. ABC has also renewed freshman series Nashville (Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere) and Emi Neighbors (Jamie Gertz, Max Charles, Isabelle Cramp), and has given its sophomore political drama Scandal (Kerry Washington) a full season order.