Premieres tonight at 9:00 EST on the CW. Promise you’ll love it and your teen daughters will too!
I’m crazy for this new medical drama on the CW starring the super relatable Mamie Gummer – a stellar actress who also just happens to be Meryl Streep’s daughter. I caught a preview of this soon to be hit show earlier this year. It was awesome and I’m dying for more new episodes. Mammie plays the central character in the story and she is super relatable. She plays the average pretty girl – not the drop dead gorgeous model type. She’s super smart too – I mean she is a Doctor – yet she’s totally dealing with confidence issues, unrequited love, and trying to fit in the workplace even though she’s now a Doctor and all grown up.
The show’s executive producer and mom of two Jennie Snyder Urman is fabulous and has been doing outreach to Social Media Moms like me. Very cool as they also even set up a conference call with us and Mammie Gummer yesterday – which was beyond fun. I loved hearing about their filming schedule in Vancouver and to get an idea where they’ll be going with the show in episodes to come.
I especially loved chatting with Mammie yesterday and her comments about fitting in wherever we go in life. Because although we all like to think we leave high school behind us, we never really do. I know as a Mom I’m still constantly feeling like I’m not sure where I belong…..
Mammie said that everyone can relate to Emily Owens MD because, “We all walk into the lunchroom, your metaphorical lunch tray, wondering where you will sit.”
Here’s the producer Jennie’s description of the show since she probably tells it better than me!
Mamie Gummer stars as Dr. Emily Owens, a first year intern who realizes that the hospital she’s working at feels strangely like… high school. The jocks are in orthopedics, the popular girls are in plastic surgery, the geeks in neurology… you get the point. It’s a medical drama, but it’s also a coming of age story in a lot of ways. Emily is on the verge of becoming the kind of person she’s always wanted to be. Only problem? Those anxieties and insecurities that she had in high school – the ones she thought she’d outgrow – they’re still there…
Here’s a clip from the show – you’ve got to check out Emily Owens M.D.