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Why Emily Owens, M.D. Is Grey's Anatomy 2.0

Mamie Gummer, Ellen Pompeo | Photo Credits: Jack Rowand/The CW; Kelsey McNeal/ABC

From the moment Emily Owens, M.D. begins, one thought will surely cross your mind: This feels very familiar.

That’s because The CW’s new medical dramedy is pretty similar to ABC’s stalwart Grey’s Anatomy — from the titular protagonists’ names to the voiceovers and even the characters, the tone of Shonda Rhimes‘ medical drama is present.

Emily Owens stars Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Off the Map) as a first-year intern who, while working alongside her best friend/crush (Justin Hartley) and her childhood nemesis (Aja Naomi King), must learn the hard way that hospitals are a lot like high school.

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“I think that every medical show now is going to be compared to Grey’s,” Gummer tells TVGuide.com. “I did…


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