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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 }

colly November 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Please bring this show back – it was awesome and a lot better than some of the crap that is still on tv!


Trish & Larry November 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

Get a clue bring it back now before you lose any of the cast. This show was great.


Lyle McCaughey November 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

BRING BACK Monday Mornings!!!


Donna Harrington November 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I loved this show. Bring it back… On of the best series on TNT. Wake up TNT. We do not need another cop show, other than Law & Order. The new TV series on TNT I have not been a fan of, except for Monday Mornings……..Think TNT, Think!


Jerry November 24, 2013 at 5:23 am

Love the show. Need to bring it back.


Lori November 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Please bring it back!


zoraida November 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.


simon neal November 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

Shocking that this show hasnt been continued into further seasons its the best show since house on tv. Bring it back. All the dross thats on tv at the minute and you create a class show like monday mornings then cancel it after just 10 episodes.


Ellen Timbes November 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

This is one of the best shows I have seen in awhile. Great writing. Great acting. 5 stars in my book! Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lisa November 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

MONDAY MORNINGS…This show is amazing!!! Great characters. Great humor. We need more of that these days. Please bring it back


Peggy November 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm

My husband and I loved this series. The characters were wonderful. It was just an all around good series. Please bring it back!!


joe roberts November 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm

please bring it back that was a great show…


judy hunley November 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Bring back monday mornings.


Connie November 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

BRING IT BACK. We loved that show! Such neat characters!!!!!!


RICHARD November 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm

One of the best!

Please bring it back.


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