UKTV has grabbed the UK rights to CBS’s medical drama series Emily Owens M.D. for its free-to-air entertainment channel Really.
The 13-part series stars Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife) in the eponymous title role – a geeky graduate leaving her days as an awkward student behind her and beginning an exciting new chapter as an intern at Denver Memorial Hospital.
However, the cliques that surround her are all too familiar: the jocks from school have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are ‘in plastics’ and the rebels are in ER.
Although one girl immediately latches on to Emily as a new friend, she also has to work alongside her arch nemesis from high school and her med-school crush. Emily soon discovers her new life is not so different to the one she was so eager to leave behind.
The series also stars Justin Hartley (Smallville), Michael Rady (Melrose Place), Aja Naomi King (Four), Kelly McCreary (Being Flynn) and Necar Zadegan (24).
Really’s General Manager Clare Laycock, said
Catherine Mackin, UKTV’s Director of Programme Acquisitions, said: “I am delighted to be continuing our successful partnership with CBS.
“Emily Owens M.D. will complement Really’s existing drama slate including Hart of Dixie and Covert Affairs and it is another example of UKTV premiering hit US content to our viewers first, ahead of other UK broadcasters.”
Senior Vice President Europe at CBS Studios International, Stephen Tague, added: “With relatable, heartfelt storytelling and superb on-screen talent, Emily Owens M.D. is an excellent fit for UKTV’s Really. This deal furthers the CBS tradition of providing quality content that delights and entertains British viewers.”
The show will premiere on Really later this month.