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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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Linda May 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Absolutely brilliant show! Please renew!!!!


Ross Martin May 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I love David E. Kelley and the characters he is slowly developing in “Monday Morning.” The show is well written, beautifully acted and highly relevant. I like the similarities to both “Ally Macbeal” “Boston Legal,” especially the endings at the bar. I’m falling in love with the ensemble cast and hope the show is renewed. My wife has never seen any of Kelley’s previous work and she likes the show as much or more than I do.


Melissa Sorenson May 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Would love to see Monday Mornings renewed! It’s a great show. I really love it and hope it comes back!


Liz May 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

PLEASE renew Monday Morning.
AWESOME program. It’s different from most of your medical dramas and so much better.


Tea P. May 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

This is the BEST new TV show we have seen in a long time. It is a wonderful medical drama. The doctors are so compassionate, so caring. We love all the doctors, especially Dr. Hooten, Dr. Park and El Gato. We were hooked and couldn’t wait for Monday Night! Please do not cancel it!


Theresa Fowler May 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Please renew the series Monday Mornings. I really enjoyed these episodes. This show has great writers. We want more!!!!


Geri May 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I adore this show please renew it. It shows that we are all, human beings and not gods like some doctors think they are! The acting is superb and the stories are wonderful. I was so upset when it just stopped being aired. Please renew!!!!


Jack May 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm

One of the best new shows on TV. Great cast, story lines, script. This show has it all.


Richard May 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Great show and cast, keep it on.


Tamika Pritchett May 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love this show. It one of the most intelligent shows out there especially in the world of bad reality tv we need to keep real tv.


Susan May 7, 2013 at 12:54 am

Keep it going. . .it’s a great show!


Ramona May 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I love the show it make you realize things happen that are not always in the doctors control and they are human and have to make split second life and death decisions


Gerald Lyons May 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Great show as good as West Wing hope you keep it your line up


Barb May 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Keep this show. Great Cast, Give it a chance!!!!


Linda May 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Monday Mornings is a terrific series. Please do not cancel it. What a great cast, especially Alfred Molina. At most, you had 9 episodes. Not enough. Put it back on.


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