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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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BlueDove60 October 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Bring “Monday Mornings” back. We miss this show. So many corney shows have replaced it. I think some people at TNT need to be fired to cancelling this show. I’m still missing it.


itsjustme October 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! TNT…wtf? you KEEP the WORST show like ‘the mentalist’ but cancel a great show like ‘monday mornings’??? and now – you have that new snoozer about real life crime drama??? who’s been running the show lately at TNT?? FIRE THEM!!!


Anonymous October 11, 2013 at 12:44 am

Love this show don’t cancel


Doug October 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

You have got to be kidding me. Having worked in the medical foeld for over the last 20 years I thoroughly enjoyed the show and though that it portrayed a topic of interest that most people are not privy too when it comes to the medical staff and how they deal with sentinel events that take place in the medical arena. Thought provoking and loved the actors in the show. I would really be disappointed if this show is not renewed. I really got tired of watching Greys Anotomy after only two seasons. I was hoping this would at least have the same staying power with stronger materials being portayed to the audience.


Robin October 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

This was the best show…please don’t cancel!!


Josefina Cruz October 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Please bring this show back!!! I love this show!!! It is extremely interesting and all the actresses and actors are excellent!!! C’mon!!!!


ArcticMum49 October 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

What a wonderful show!!! I was so enthralled and couldn’t wait for the next show to air. If not renewed, it truly reflects that America is not interested in anything good that stirs the soul and captures the mind to make us think.


Diane Duval October 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Loved the show , couldn’t wait for the next episode each week. Hope they renew the series for next season. Will definitely watch it!!!


carolyn September 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

This is one of the best show ever on tv bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Susan September 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

This show was one of the BEST shows My husband and I were looking forward to the next season. The cast is great the story lines are great what the hell is wrong with you people.


dawn rhoden September 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

i am sad to see another intelligent, entertaining show cancelled.


j September 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

Of course it should be renewed!


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Connie September 24, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Wonderful show, very realistic. If this is cancelled it is a sad day for TV. This is the only medical show that made sense. Please bring it back!


Liz September 24, 2013 at 5:39 am

SO DISAPPOINTED…Great show…nothing like it, fantastic scripting, characters and they cancel the show. Come on and give his a chance.


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