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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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angelique a. April 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Yes it’s for people who still have cells in their brains. and NBC need to have programming for thoes people. each monday evening icould hardley wait to see the Chelsea General staff and their morning meetings.Doctor Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina) and Doctor Jorge Villanueva (Ving Rhames). are excellent as thy play off each oher and at the end meet in a neighbor bar for the last drinkk. also Doctor Sung Park (Keong Simis brillant. THe total staff brings so much and we the vewiers deserve a nother season or season. I have been looking for the show for weeks and it’s just gone” Pleas Not Dead”


mary lou April 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

please tnt don’t cancel this show. tv is terrible these days. I watch TnT most of the time


Jolynn April 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I am so tired of finding a great show like Monday Mornings and then it is gone. Please keep this show. It is great.


Miss Shirl April 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

Please, please return this show!


Suzanne April 29, 2013 at 6:42 am

Monday mornings is a television breath of fresh air. It is the BEST show on TV!! Please come back soon!


Roxanne April 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Love Monday Mornings couldn’t wait for the next show. Loved the book, liked the differences. Wish they wouldn’t cancel. Honestly couldn’t wait for next show. Characters were great.


Bill Noble April 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Monday Mornings
Really good show. Should be renewed


Patricia April 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

We love this show – my husband and I look forward to watching it together ! PLEASE don’t cancel it !


Barbara Allen April 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Please do not cancel show. I work in an er and have not enjoyed an er show since ER back in the 90’s. Please come back!!


David Parsons April 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I too agree that this show should not be cancelled! It’s hard to find TV shows that have writing as good as this one; the personalities are unique and sympathetic in very realistic situations. Of the medical dramas, only House came close to Monday Mornings. But, while I was a huge fan of House, I think Monday Mornings is even better.


wilson April 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Love this show, having been trying tofind out what happened to it as I tape it so I don’t miss an episode. All of a sudden it was no longer there!


Marlene McDonald April 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

PLEASE, please don’t cancel this show! I love it!


rich n April 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Great show, Great Cast.
Hope they renew Southland too!


kathlyn April 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Love it and hope that it will be scheduled for years to come.


Liz April 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Absolutely love this show!!!!!


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