It’s not been a good couple of days for TV medical practices. In the wake of FOX announcing the new drama “The Mob Doctor” was dead, the CW Network is passing on additional episodes of “Emily Owens, M.D.” after the initial order of 13 is produced and airs. The series stars Mamie Gummer (also known as Meryl Streep’s daughter) as a quirky medical intern trying to juggle work and her personal life.
It’s bad when a new show gets canceled. It’s embarrassing when it’s the CW that does the cutting because there are nights when there are more people starring at their reflection in a puddle than watching the network.
“Emily Owens, M.D.” becomes the seventh new series to get the ax. The two medical dramas follow ABC’s cancelation of “Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue,” NBC’s booting of “Animal Practice” and the CBS ousting of “Partners” and “Made in Jersey.”
A total of 21 new shows launched on the 2012-2013 schedules for the four networks.