DETROIT (WWJ) – There’s a new medical show vying for viewers’ attention. But, it shouldn’t have any trouble at all getting and keeping it. The show is “Emily Owens M.D.,” which stars Mamie Gummer as Emily, a recent medical school graduate, who’s just starting an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital.

In “Emily And…The Alan Zolman Incident,” Emily finds that things aren’t all that different than they were in high school. She’s again going up against her old high school nemesis, Cassandra Kopelson, a beautiful first-year surgical intern at the hospital. And, she’s constantly dealing with cliques and more than enough people gossiping about her.

But, one of the biggest challenges Emily has to deal with is familiar territory for many young people: having feelings for someone who doesn’t feel the same way about them. All of this while also dealing with the demands of her career – which, in the first episode alone includes two seriously-ill patients who place their own set of demands on Emily.

While “Emily Owens M.D.” is new to the screen, its’ star definitely is not. As the daughter of actress Meryl Streep, Gummer is no stranger to Hollywood: she appeared with her mother in “Heartburn” at the age of 3. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2005, she embarked on a career on stage. Gummer has since starred in numerous off- and on-Broadway productions. Her film credits include “The Lightkeepers” and “Twelve Thirty;” and she’s appeared on the small screen in Tom Hooper’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries “John Adams,” “The Good Wife,” “The Big C” and “Off the Map.”

While Gummer is the star of “Emily Owens M.D.,” this show definitely depends heavily on its strong ensemble cast, which includes Michael Rady as Micah Barnes; Justin Hartley as handsome Will Collins; Aja Naomi King as Cassandra Kopelson; Kelly McCreary as Tyra Dupree; and Necar Zadegan as tough-as-nails Dr. Gina Bandari.

With so many personalities, the show’s writers should have no trouble at all coming up with story lines to keep viewers engaged. And judging by what people are saying on Twitter, anticipation is already high. So, if you’re a fan of any of the current or previous medical shows, you’re sure to find a new one to love in “Emily Owens M.D.”

Watch “Emily Owens M.D.” Tuesdays at 9 p.m. locally on CW50 Detroit.

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