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Monday Mornings: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Monday Mornings cancel or renew?TNT recently wrapped the first season of Monday Mornings, their latest medical drama. Should it return for a second season or be cancelled instead?

Monday Mornings follows the lives of the talented yet flawed doctors at the Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The title refers to the tough peer review meetings that are run by the hospital’s sarcastic Chief of Staff. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao, Emily Swallow, and Alfred Molina.

The show started off the season with just 1.36 million viewers and a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was less than half of what the Dallas premiere lead-in drew with 2.98 million and a 0.8 demo rating.

The numbers for Monday Mornings didn’t get much better as the weeks wore on. The season ended up averaging just 1.39 million viewers and a 0.3 in the demo.

Given these numbers, it seems highly unlikely that Monday Mornings will be back for a second season.

But what do you think? Would you like to see the show return for a second season or do you think it should be cancelled? Why do you think the show didn’t catch on with a bigger audience? Was the title a problem? What would you have called it?

 

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Jann Pendergrass April 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

please do not cancel this show…i work in a hospital and can actually relate what is going on and what they are talking about. the show has great plots and i just love it !!can’t believe this is going to be cancelled and the frickin kardashins …how do you spell their names..are going to continue to take up tv time…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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john April 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

My wife and I both love this show. I love the charactor as well as the story lines. TNT seems to pull the plug a little bit fast on some shows. Please give it one more year to develop
Jack

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elaine schneider April 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Monday Morning was an excellent T.V. show. Interesting stories, good acting,
believable characters highly entertaining. I believe it had an unfortunate time slot
here in Tucson and the name gave no clue as to the content.

I would very much look forward to seeing another season continue.

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Edna April 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Please, Please don’t cancel this wonderful show….I too think that the name is misleading..This show is as good or better than ER and it lasted a long time..What can we do to keep it going…

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BILL April 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

As a serious heart patient , I have had about 10 surgeries and 15-20 hospitalizations. I have seen enough to appreciate this series so much. Please bring it back !

Peace – Bill C.

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Gena April 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm

The absolute best medical drama on Television, ever. Very realistic and accurate. As a physician, I’m SO glad to see a medical drama that’s believable. The confrontations and the morbidity and mortality (M &M) conferences were harsh, just like the real ones in hospitals can be. Maybe better publicity might help? All I know is that my husband, a non-physician, and I were very disappointed not to see Monday Mornings in the line-up the past two weeks. Please, put it back on the air!!

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Ann April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Pls keep this show!!! The characters are interesting and the plots highlight questions of current relevance. Fascinating insights on how doctors share info, critique and collaborate is great drama. And this is the first show to demonstrate the importance of doctor-patient communication and how even the best brain need a heart and moral compass.

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Donna DeMaio April 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

“Monday Mornings” is the best hospital drama since “ER”. Maybe the best medical show ever! I haven’t enjoyed watching brain surgery this much since “3 Lbs”, 2006. The characters are wonderful and interact beautifully and the acting and writing is superb. This fine drama deserves a second season. PLEASE give the audience a chance to discover this wonderful show. I wouldn’t have known about this show if I hadn’t seen Alfred Molina on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and stayed tuned after watching “Dallas”. PLEASE promote the show better and give it a fair chance. Thank you!

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Yo April 26, 2013 at 9:30 am

Please bring it back, it was the best hospital show ever!!!

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trish April 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

loved loved loved the show…on a bit late but dvr allowed me to watch next day…the title may be a bit misleading…..

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Sandy April 26, 2013 at 6:23 am

This is-was the best medical series on the air, and I am in medical. This is the kind of things that really happen in everyday life! The show should air again.

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rene netter April 26, 2013 at 5:05 am

I have had several surgeries since 1979. This show what takes place in operating room whether you like to see it or not. All but one of my operations , I was under. In 1986 I had a nerve block. I could hear everything good or bad that happens. I will never do that again. attitudes, equipment not working correctly. This show seems to be the real thing…

PLEASE KEEP IT. People really need to see both sides. People really need to see and hear what is right or wrong.

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kathy April 25, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Please please please keep this intelligent thought provoking show on.

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Kathy April 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Renew, please !!!!

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Dalef April 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Promote this show to the medical community as well as the rest of the world and move it to 9pm and you will have a hugh hit. Take it off, and what’s left? Juke TV, hundreds of channels and you guys (cable channel execs) want a winner without even doing good marketing. Do your job, and this show sells itself. Do nothing and the 1.39 million viewers you gained will be gone! Why not keep them and add another 2 to 3 million with goood promotion!

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