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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  1. Teresa Speed says

    Do not cancel this show! It is an excellent show and the characters play well off each other. Excellent chemistry between cast. Great story line. Best show I have seen in a long time. There’s plenty of other junk to cancel, but NOT this one. Give it another season. As Dr. Park would say, “No cancel. Give another season.”

  2. Phoenix says

    Every time we find a show that’s well written with good character development, story lines and intelligent dialog it gets cancelled. Talk about the dumbing down of America! Please don’t follow the network’s habit of canceling a show that’s worthy. Promote it better to increase viewers! Please don’t cancel it. Give it more time.

  3. Anonymous says

    Love it! As a doctor it is so great to see a show that shows a more real portrayal of what medicine is. Please renew!

  4. Sandra says

    I loved the show and hope it comes on for many seasons. I found it enlightening to see how the physicians are monitored and continue to learn.

  5. says

    Please renew Monday Mornings. One of the best medical shows on air. Acting is excellent and writing is real life. Love Dr. Park NO DO, DIE still comes to mind! What sells the show for me is the depth to which the audience gets to know each of the characters. Please renew for next year. After all, it is David Kelley and season 2 will only get better!

  6. Karen says

    I LOVE this show! Please don’t cancel it. It’s unique, the story lines are creative and the writing doesn’t get too “preachy” and the cast is great…since it’s on at 10:00 on a Monday, I have to force myself to stay up for it, but it’s SOOOOO worth it!

  7. nancy says

    FABULOUS show! I haven’t been this hooked on a series since the original Dallas. Puuulleeeessssse bring it back! we record it because we go to bed before it’s on during the week, then watch it usually friday nights.
    The only problem I have: Ty Wilson and his girlfriend shouldn’t sit so close in the meetings…they wouldn’t be that obvious in real life! :-)

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