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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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{ 548 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob April 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Keep it!!!!!


Bob April 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Great show…haven’t missed an episode. KEEP IT please!


Bob April 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Great show….keep it please!


Jill April 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

please do not cancel- love this show
set up a FB page for fans and more viewers


Jill April 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

please do not cancel-love this show
set up a facebook fan page for more viewers


Ray Soulard April 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I enjoy the show immensely; please don’t cancel it.


Tami Campbell April 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Great show. Pleases renew


Elizabeth April 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This is the real thing… I was in Medicine for 35 years and this is damn close… Best of the best… Needs to be renewed!!!


Sandy April 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love, love, love this show. Even my husband has gotten hooked. It is wonderfully written and wildly entertaining. I look forward to each week. I hope that the network gives it a chance to find its audience. I have told any number of people about it and they all think it is great too!!! Please renew!!!!!


Margie March 30, 2013 at 1:23 am

It needs to be renewed. It has compelling characters and stories. I have watched Jamie Bamber since Law and Order UK and want to continue watching he and Alfred Molina, here.


Jennifer March 29, 2013 at 3:49 am

I adore this show. I especially like the role Alfred Molina plays. Each week this show makes me tear a bit. Please don’t cancel it.


Corinne March 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Absolutely love this show!!! It is one of the best medical shows on TV. When the hour is over I can’t wait for the next one. I am hooked. I do hope it does not get cancelled.
It has all the medical drama without too much of the personal sleep around that Grays Anatomy turned into.


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Carey March 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I REALLY like this show. Please don’t cancel it!!! I saw it on a re-run and was totally hooked!


Fran March 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

It is one of the best medical shows I have ever seen. It has to be renewed.


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