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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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chuckey May 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

this is as stupid as nbc cancelling smash!!!! yet tnt allowed leverage to air for FIVE seasons. after the first year, it was nothing but variations on a theme…and the same theme, at THAT. over and over.
the quiet, unassuming shows don’t have a chance in the spoon-feed-me era that dominates tv these days. can you say ‘reality?’
MM was so refreshing and original; hard to do since medical dramas have been done and redone….. the ensemble cast clicked beautifully, and character development was richly drawn.
what a loss!!!!
PLEASE reconsider, TNT!!!!


Evelyn Fraser May 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm

This is one of the best new shows on the air please do not cancel it.


Jacquie May 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Monday Mornings is an excellent show. It is informative, interesting and entertaining. It should be renewed not cancelled.


kathleen j May 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

One of the best shows ever…please let it run another season. Great cast!


Cristina May 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Monday Mornings is a GREAT show!!! It should not be cancelled!


james miller May 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

this show was terrific; should be continued


Ruth Hill May 11, 2013 at 11:59 am

Monday mornings is a great show. Please renew. Do not cancel


Larry May 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

Monday Mornings is one of the best programs on tv and it now goes the way of other top programs like Harry’s Law. No wonder Net Flex does so well. Forget the network shows and rent from them. Networks show no class.


Lee Pierce May 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Please don’t cancel this one!


C. Wayne Owens May 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

Please do not cancel this example of excellent drama. It is a miracle in a sea of dreck!


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Peggy Shinn May 10, 2013 at 1:58 am

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW…it’s probably the best medical drama that I’ve seen in a very long time. The acting is quality and the storyline is relevant and refreshing. David Kelley is an excellent writer, and I’ve always enjoyed his dramatic television series.


M. Ryder May 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Monday Mornings Is a Fantastic Show and definitely should be RENEWED!!!


Ginny May 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Great!!!!!!!!!!! Very true to life in a hospial setting! Please Renew!


Jackie May 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I love it!!! Everyone I mention it to says they love it!! Please, Please keep it going!!


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