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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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Kim May 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Angry! We liked this show and it was really starting to mesh. Huge mistake not giving this an entire season or 2 to make a name.


Anonymous May 16, 2013 at 1:59 am

Kim I agree. I like ‘Monday Mornings’ , ‘Southland’ and ‘Leverage.’ TNT …What’s going on?
P Marie


Elizabeth Brock May 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I watch very little T.V. Monday Morning held my interest and I put it on my schedule. What can be done to bring it back?


Elizabeth Brock May 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I watch very little T.V. This held my interest. What can be done to bring it back?


Lynette May 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Out of all the crap on tv, you go cancel the best show ever, and you call yourself professional bring the show back.


Anonymous May 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Out of all the crap on tv, you go and cancel

The best show ever.And you call yourself professionals.


bowie, md May 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

This was truly a great show. I hope the network will reconsider and renew for another season. It was refreshing to see mentoring, leadership,accountability and compassion in this series among the characters. I guess there will be another superficial reality show to replace it. What a waste….


Keith May 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

That thy are/have cancelled this show is just wrong. I guess those of us who enjoy the show are….. more evolved…. than the rest of society that can’t figure out how to work the TV or remote to change to TNT at the right time……….


Mary May 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

One of the best, if not THE best show on TV. Unbelievable that this show is cancelled. And for way? More reality shows or Law and Order reruns? TNT, shame on u,


Jim D May 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm



ollie marshall May 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

you have got to be kidding, this was one of the better shows on TNT. i can’t believe it has been cancelled.


Sedviga Bushlink May 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

Please bring it back. One of the best shows on TV


JENNIFER May 14, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love Monday Morning. I can’t believe it has been cancelled. My husband even watches it with me and likes it!


Shirley May 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

It’s hard to believe that you cancelled one of the best shows on TV. It’s smart, funny and interesting. I hope you will reconsider your decision.


Phyllis Jones May 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

this was one of the best shows,please bring it back


Anonymous May 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

like the show need to renew show


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