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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.
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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.

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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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Connie April 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I love Monday Mornings. Great acting. Very intense! My favorite new show. Please keep it on.

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Anonymous April 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Renew this series, great cast

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Steve B April 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Do not cancel !!! This show needs to be more aggressively promoted. It is surely one of the coolest medical series ever !!!!

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Kat April 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Renewed! Monday Mornings was the best show this season. It has quality story lines, quality acting and the best actors. I learn something new almost every week.

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Barbara April 9, 2013 at 3:02 am

Absolutely keep this show on the air!! It is a wonderful hospital drama. We enjoy watching it every week. Please do not cancel this program.

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Susan April 9, 2013 at 12:48 am

Love it! Don’t cancel!!! The cast works well together and the stories are well written.

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Geri April 9, 2013 at 12:45 am

Please keep the show. It’s terrific! The best new series this season.

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Sandy April 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Please do not pull the plug on Monday Mornings!! This show is my favorite ! My sister and I watch it “together” long distance and chat while we watch it. She loves it, I love it and many, many others do as well! Please give it a chance to get a diehard following!! No more reality shows please and Dallas jumped the shark long ago!!

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Sandy April 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Please do not pull the plug on Monday Mornings!! This show is my favorite ! My sister and I watch it “together” long distance and chat while we watch it. She loves it, I love it and many, many others do as well! Please give it a chance to get a diehard following!! No more reality shows please and Dallas jumped the shark long ago!!

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clay April 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Great show! Definitely should be renewed.

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Lenore April 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Great acting, great writers

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Ellen April 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Renew renew renew

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Betty and Dennis Hansen April 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

finally a quality doctor show…..it would be a shame to cancel a show of this high calibre.

it takes time for a show to catch on….don’t pull the plug too soon.

remember Everybody Loves Raymond and Friday Night Lights

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Jim April 4, 2013 at 6:52 am

This is a show that should not be cancelled! Intelligent and creative writing as well as a great cast. Molina should get an emmy for his handling of a glass of water.

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Jan McConnell April 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm

KEEP IT! Every time I find a show I like and start watching it, it gets cancelled.

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