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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 }

cynthia garcia November 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

it figures another great show bites the dust. the powers to be should be ashamed. we need good tv.


Pat Baskin November 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm

This show is excellent. It should be renewed. The cast was tremendous, the stories thought provoking, and the issues timely. Please bring it back.


Brent November 3, 2013 at 12:24 am

A must watch show. A keeper!!!


Nancy Burris October 29, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I love this show! My sister and I would watch it and then talk about it on the phone. It is as good as E.R. was but on a different lever. I am sad that it is not returning.


Karen Jones October 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm

This was one of the best shows TNT had to offer. It wwas not only cerebral, but humorous and touching. I am very disappointed. Please consider putting this show back in your lineup.


kathy October 26, 2013 at 8:56 am

Bring it back! This show is outstanding! With all the crap renewed another, why would you cancel a show for the intelligent audience? Good grief, get this back on.


Scout October 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

With all the garbage, ‘reality’ shows on TV …. why in the world would this excellent show be cancelled. I would much rather watch quality shows like this than, oh, Duck Dynasty …. Really ????? Ridiculous that this was cancelled.


William Libby October 24, 2013 at 12:43 am

WHY would “the wizards” at TNT cancel such a wonderful drama ? For me, Monday Mornings was the best offering on TV in years! Fabulous writing, cast, and each episode introduces content that makes the viewer actually think — a refreshing concept. Please have the good sense to renew this great series.


renee jones October 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Why was Monday Mornings cancelled ? You have modern family which should have been cancelled along time ago. What do we as consumers have to do to bring back Monday Mornings?


Janice October 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

We need to all band together and hound the network to bring back this brilliant show. Enough with the other garbage on tv. Everyone, let’s tell the network what a big mistake they made by cancelling Monday Morning


don day October 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

It never fails. The well-written, stimulating shows on television are cancelled with little or no explanation. How sad that Monday Mornings is no more.


Melissa October 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

NO!!!! Best show in years!!! Shame, shame.


Gina N October 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Monday Morning – what a great show and great actors – WHY WOULD YOU CANCEL THIS SHOW _ ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Arneatha Lindsey October 17, 2013 at 2:46 am

Loved the show, wish they would not cancel.


jennifer October 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

what a shame one of the best shows on


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