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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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bob mcgrath April 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

my wife & i love this show. it’s fast paced interesting & well acted. with all the junk on tv it is nice to have some quality shows

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mike April 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I hope TNT renews Monday Mornings, excellent show that deserves a 2nd season.

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Eric April 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

This show was FANTASTIC. Every episode was gripping and realistic and loved the different points of view. Not every show skyrockets in the first season (look how long Big Bang Theory took to big bang?)

How do we voice our opinion to TNT directly? I want to have another season for sure and anybody I recommended the show to loved it, so it’s just going to take some word of mouth time.

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Bob Besemer April 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

This is a great program. It examines values, ethics and medicine in an intellectual way. It must be renewed or else I am going to throw a tantrum.

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Carrie April 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I was addicted to this show. I agree that it was not promoted well at all. I hope that another network picks it up!!

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Sue April 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

I enjoyed the spin on the television show, “Monday Mornings”. I have to admit, it’s satisfying to see doctors getting ‘dressed down’ for some of their antics in the hospital room. They also bring up good points (patient’s right to privacy, another side to how the doctors who handle organ donation are portrayed, etc.). I don’t really like the two doctors having an affair – it just seems to justify rationale for not working on committed relationships (marriage – but maybe that’s just me); but with all the horrible reality shows and other swill that is being hurled at us – especially during the summer season – it is a show worth watching. Hope it will be renewed.

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Gary April 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

Best series on TV. Up there with Blue Bloods and Good Wife.
Change name to Medical Ethics and Promote.

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Fairlyn April 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

Please keep thus refreshing new medical drama on. Been a long time since I wanted to stay up late to watch a series. Like Grey’s Anatomy. LOVE Monday Mornings. I think ratings would be better if it were in a different time slot. ☺

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Madeleine April 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

Monday Mornings is a great show. So few decent shows these days. I hope it will return
next season . I have a medical background & found the content realistic as opposed to
other so called medical programs which I don’t watch. On yeah I am 80 yrs. old.

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Tired of Reality TV April 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

RENEW — Get rid of the crap reality TV … Survivor, Bacelor, etc. and put more shows of this caliber on. Monday Mornings is different … a rarity on TV these days

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Megan Neilson April 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

Best show in a long while. it’s smart and that’s the issue. American public too dumb to get it. Bring it back!

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Claudia Hickey April 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

My husband and I both loved this show and the actors that were in it. We DVR it every week as it was on to late for my husband to watch. We also told 3 other couples about it and they loved it also. I hope it is given another season to catch on and is promoted beter by the network. It had some really good actors and actresses.

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JayneTH April 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

I hope they dont cancel this show I tell everyone about it.It a great show,if they had promoted it like they did for Dallas maybe more people would have checked it out.Come on don’t cancel it give it a chance to to pick up viewers, once they start watching it they will be hooked like I am.

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Glenda April 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

I’m with some of the others if TNT doesn’t want the show PLEASE one of the other net works pick it up. You won’t go wrong. More like real life. PLEASE keep it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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Theresa April 30, 2013 at 10:20 am

I love the show. We taped it and didn’t watch an episode until they were 10 episodes in. Never knew what it was about. But it’s mine and my husbands new favorite show. It needs more advertising to get more viewers. I don;t know if they title is the problem, but we never saw an good ad for that show and it’s awesome. The cast, the storylines…..

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