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.

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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  1. C Jones says

    This show feels like Star Trek felt. Given the chance, a few watchers the first season could grow it into a major hit with many fans, because it speaks of truth and heroism and what could/should be. Please give it the chance it deserves.

  2. Chuck Hoffman says

    There is something about this show that hooked me from the first time I watched it and the only one I actually make a point of not missing. But, I suppose it will be replaced by another stupid Reality Show for the morons who voted for Obama.

  3. cathy turner says

    I absolutely, positively LOVE this program!!!!!! I watched the previews before the show even aired and got excited about it! I worked my entire evening schedule around being able to just sit and enjoy this awesome program. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL!!!!!thanks so very much, CathyTurner

  4. Jane Campbell Benton says

    Please DON’T! I absolutely love this show! There are definitely not enough of the medical dramas on anymore!

  5. says

    “Monday Mornings” presents a real and honest look at the medical community, a refreshing and welcome addition to a mediocre television season.
    Cheers to David Kelley….again …love his take on the truth !
    Please continue to offer such a fine show.

  6. Barbara says

    As a retired RN will 40+ yrs I loved the show loved the interaction and felt it was authentic! Hate to see it end as I really looked forward to it. There is so much else on the boob tube that is NOT worth watching

  7. says

    This is the only TV show that is worth watching. The value for the individual and human life has been missing from television. Please do not cancel. I have had it with idiotic reality TV shows that I never watch anyway.

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