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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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Brenda June 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Pls bring back “MONDAY MORNINGS”, It is a awesome, true to life program. Pls TNT listen to the VIEWERS. Thanks


Shereem June 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I wish they would bring back this show. It was so far above the pabulum they pass off as entertainment on TV.


Flo June 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

One of the best new shows – love all the characters. Pls put it back on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t stand any more drivel- Desparate Housewives etc. I’ve stopped watching all the talking heads -due to all the screaming. Please give us something that challenges our thought process on moral issues an pesents both sides


Lisa June 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

WHY DO THE BEST SHOWS GET CANCELED??? VERY FRUSTRATING. This show had content, good quality acting, showed personal & employment lives, real life stuff. I suppose it wasn’t goofy or “simple” enough, one of the reality shows. This show followed lives & always told several stories which connected – all in one hour. IT WAS QUALITY, DEPTH, & CONTENT. So sorry it will not continue. Lisa


Mike June 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I guess the show was too smart for all of the reality show idiots.please find a way to bring it back.


Peri Rogowski June 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

If TNT won’t renew I sure hope another network realizes just how great this show is! David E. Kelley has done it again. Don’t let this great show go!


anonimous June 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm

the best program ever, I hope they make a new season I don’t care which channel.


Sue June 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Please there is nothing worth watching on TV anymore! I hate reality shows and that’s all there is . I loved Monday Morning it was drama, comedy, and a little bit of sex! Great
show please bring it back .


mary June 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Well, TNT lost another viewer. I really enjoyed Monday Mornings. Great writing, excellent characters played by talented actors. Took me back to St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope, and while not a med show, Picket Fences. BIG mistake in cancelling.


sherri June 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Please keep this show there is nothing good on anymore and this show is just getting good. Please keep it.


CC June 5, 2013 at 2:20 am

Best medical show ever and that’s coming from an RN.
Please renew the show. It helps people understand the complexities of the medical field on so many levels. Ethics, insurance,feelings, dealing with life and death situations. The show is really wonderful. We need more shows like this.


julia June 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

my husband and I loved Monday Mornings. I know a lot of people that looked forward to it, including us. please renew it.


Susie Watson June 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

Please bring back Monday Mornings. My family & I really enjoyed it. We are sick to death of trashy reality shows (i.e. Housewives in different cities, getting drunk & making fools of themselves, adult cartoons, etc.). Monday Morning had real substance. Believe it or not there are quite a few of us who enjoy quality entertainment, so please bring back Monday Mornings.


Barbara Fitzell June 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Please , please bring Monday Mornings back. It would have to be the best series that has been on TV in years.


susie June 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Please bring monday mornings back. My family loved the show We are sick to death of trashy reality shows .Monday Mornings had substance.So please bring it back.


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