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. Janette B says

    I was so looking forward to season two of Monday Mornings–can’t believe it may go away–one of the best shows on any network! I too mentioned it to people and no one had even heard of it which is a shame. Needs a big marketing push and I think TNT would find they have a real winner here.

  2. bill says

    You really should renew this show. Other than Boston’s Finest, its the only good adult program you have.

  3. says

    Please renew- bring back MONDAY MORNINGS. FOR DECADES i HAVE YAWNED AND EXITED MEDICAL AND HOSP DRAMAS EARLY. This drama is refreshing and I love it. Scheduled a tad late in the eve, but worth waiting up for it-its awesome!

  4. Cheri says

    Keep it, with all the Reality Show, it’s nice to see a show worth watching. KEEP “MONDAY MORNING’S” on!!

  5. Linda says

    Monday Mornings is a phenomenal show! The Network set it up to fail. It started late so the public was already watching a show in that time slot. Then, there was not enough advertising so people may have missed the first episode. I know many people who watched this show via On Demand through TimeWarner – this was terrific. Lastly, they ended the show short – very few episodes – not enough time for the public to work out their viewing calendar.

    The show was well written, well acted, and was not just your next “medical drama” TNT should definitely bring this show back!!

  6. says

    I loved both shows Monday morning was funny and serious at the same time, better then some programs on TV. I hope they bring it back for a secong season.

    also Dallas the best show on TV can’t wait to see wait happens, although JR ihas died John Ross is walking in his foot steps and the crew can go on, Please don’t take it off either one.

  7. Dalyn says

    The show was great I cant believe I’m on the net again writing about another excellent cancelled show when family guy still exists. I understand Monday Mornings may not have picked up a wide spread audience instantly but for those of us who take interest, or practice in the medical field its almost a punishment that the mass of our society doesn’t take the time to watch witty, well put together, informative dramas. In actuality it seams these days you need advertise blatant sexuality, an aspirational vent, or some form of vulgar humor to catch the attention of people…
    -Which Monday mornings even dabbled in.
    But obviously not enough to keep it going. Maybe t.v. should just be porn, fighting, and shows about our kids getting pregnant. witch sounds absurd but take a look my sister sits in front of season 2 of spoiled little teen mother pregnancy
    But for medical dramas Ever since they hit it so big with shows like crossing Jordan, scrubs, and greys anatomy it seams they keep setting us up with great actors and rich story line and then pulling the plug within the year. BRING IT BACK…. please and sorry for the frustration lol

  8. Shelia C says

    The show is excellent. Story lines are great and the actors are superb. This one should return. It’s not your average medical drama. It reaches into the reality of the medical staff and their humanity.

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  10. anonymous says

    I don’t think it was advertised enough to the public. Many I have talked with have never heard of it and I did not see many ads promoting the show. Will do much better if there is more publicity about it. I agree with many of the other comments. Think this is a very good show and demonstrates the humane side of physicians that have to deal with crises almost every day. Please leave it on!

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