EXCLUSIVE: Emily Owens is making another stop in the UK. I’ve just learned that UKTV has closed a deal with CBS Studios International to acquire the UK broadcast rights to The CW’s short-lived drama series Emily Owens, M.D. I hear that the series, which consists of 13 episodes, will premiere on Monday August 19th at 9pm.
Created by Jennie Snyder Urman, Emily Owens, M.D. revolves around Emily Owens who, at long last, feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her; she’s graduated from medical school and is now a first-year intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she’ll have the chance to work with world-famous cardiologist Dr. Gina Beckett – and where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Rider is also an intern. So why does everyone keep warning her that the hospital is just like high school? The drama series was produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television and starred Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King and Necar Zadegan.
The drama series is the most recent US acquisition for UKTV’s female-skewing Really. The channel is also the UK home to The CW’s Hart of Dixie and USA Network’s Covert Affairs (the fourth season of which is currently being eyed for a September premiere). It also comes as Really is enjoying unprecedented ratings success; with the channel having grown its audience share by some 168% in 2012 and now reaching a total of 10.6 million adults every month. This also marks the second UK sale for Emily Owens, M.D. CBS Studios International has previously sold the streaming rights to the series to LOVEFiLM.
TVWise’s Acquisitions Scorecard has been updated with this new information.