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Monday Mornings

monday mornings tv show on tntNetwork: TNT
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 4, 2013 — April 8, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Alfred Molina, Sarayu Rao, Ving Rhames, Keong Sim, and Emily Swallow.

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TV show description:
This medical drama follows the staff of Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon as they push their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.

Doctors face life-and-death decisions every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients. When things don’t go as they should, it’s up to their medical colleagues to determine what went wrong and what can be learned.

Every Monday, the doctors of Chelsea General must gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

Leading the hospital staff are Doctor Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina) and Doctor Jorge Villanueva (Ving Rhames).

Hooten is the steely-eyed Chief of Staff, speaks softly but carries a massive stick. He was nicknamed “Hardly Human” long ago for his exacting, punishing ways during the weekly morbidity and mortality meetings.

Villanueva, known as El Gato, is a giant of a man. He is also perhaps the most celebrated trauma chief in the country — clearly the elephant in this circus. El Gato’s seat-of-the-pants diagnoses are the stuff of legend around Chelsea General.

Their cadre of medical talent includes:

Doctor Tyler Wison (Jamie Bamber), a hotshot neurosurgeon who has a well-earned god complex. Doctor Tina Ridgeway (Jennifer Finnigan), a compassionate neurosurgeon who’s willing to fight for cases that may seem like lost causes to others. Her home life is in turmoil so she finds refuge at the hospital.

Doctor Sung Park (Keong Sim) is a Korean-American and is abrupt socially and English-challenged. He’s also ambitious to the core with his searing intensity being palpable. Doctor Sydney Napur (Sarayu Rao) is a cardiothoracic surgeon who’s married to the job. A compulsive multi-tasker, she speaks quickly and takes absolutely no prisoners.

Doctor Buck Tierney (Bill Irwin) is the hospital’s Chief of Transplantation. A man driven to the point of bullish, he is least liked among the Chelsea General staff. Doctor Michelle Robidaux (Emily Swallow) is a twenty-something resident. Inexperienced yet eager, she is finding her footing among experienced giants.

Series Finale

Episode #10 — Family Ties
Hooten and Buck find themselves facing off in court against attorney Mitch Tompkins (guest Anthony Heald) after a grieving son refuses to comply with his mother’s final wishes.

Sydney’s outrage over the health of a morbidly obese 16-year-old boy further strains her relationship with Lieberman (guest Jonathan Silverman). And a seemingly harmless patient (guest Kenneth Mitchell) puts one of Chelsea General’s own in grave danger.
First aired: April 8, 2013.

What do you think? Do you like the Monday Mornings TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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verna April 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

GREAT show – hope to see it return soon!


Judith April 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Show is fantastic! Please don’t cancel! Not Dead!


Terry April 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Show is phenomenal. That means it almost certainly will be cancelled. Definitely hope not.


Dianne Satterley April 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I love this show. The storyline is excellent. Keep it on!!


Donnelle April 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I really like show. I’m a nurse and the only thing I can fault is the doctors don’t have their masks up when they scrub or enter the OR otherwise very good representation of life in OR


Nancy April 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Best new series on tv. What has happened? Has the series been canceled. I hope not. Really enjoyable. Looked forward to each episode. There are so few really well written programs, it would be a lost not to have Monday Mornings.


Dolly April 25, 2013 at 4:30 am

I love this show!. Even my husband who does not watch any weekly program is hooked. Do not cancel!


Linda April 25, 2013 at 12:24 am

The BEST show on TV…… Love the doctors and the different personalities of each one. It would be a real shame if this is not renewed. Finally a good show to watch….


judy April 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Our family (all adults) will go into serious withdrawal without this show. Monday Mornings was my favorite show of the season!! We’ve watched all the episodes several times each. It definitely should continue!!!


Gail Richards April 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I love this show! I am seldom hooked by a TV series but this one got me! Please do not cancel!


Jeff April 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I hope you don’t cancel Monday Mornings, I love that show.


Brenda April 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Please, please, please do not cancel this show. It is now my favourite. I haven’t seen it for 2 weeks. Am I just missing it or has it not been on for 2 weeks?


Kim M April 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

This show and the actors are BRILLIANT. Please please do not cancel.

The writing is soooooooo good


Rita April 23, 2013 at 2:45 am

do not cancel, best dr show since ER


mary m rush April 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

As a former operating room nurse this show is professionally written and well acted. It would really be a shame to see this show go the way so many other thought provoking shows have gone to tv never land.


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