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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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K Carver April 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

This program should go on. Well written. Hopely another season will happen. Great medical show.

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rara April 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Please renew. I wish the show was morethan once a week, because make me think. Is a great cast and great writers.

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Joanne April 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Loved it. Better than first few seasons of House. Can’t wait to see what appends next.

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Deborah Zirin April 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

This show needs to stay on the air. It is perceptive, entertaining and the writing and acting are first rate. Shows of this caliber should be kept on the air and, at the very least, be allowed to have a second season.

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Lori April 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I have never pleaded for a show to be continued, but this one is the best. As someone who works in a hospital I feel like this show is right on target. I would be heartbroken if it were to be cancelled. No other show has captured the hospital environment and its moral dilemmas so accurately. The actors do an outstanding job of conveying the roles and challenges.

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Jean Knue April 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

LOVE, LOVE Monday Mornings on TNT 9:00 pm central time. Urge everyone to watch if they haven’t before. It is exciting, and holds your attention for a fast moving hour. Great stories and acting. Don’t let this show get canceled.

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

We love this show. Have been watching it since it started. Hope it gets renewed again. Every time a show comes on that we start watching, it gets cancelled…RENEW THIS ONE!

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karen ramsey April 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

please don’t cancel monday mornings! it’s the best hospital drama that has been on in along time! love dr. parks! have operation or dead! right to the point! and i love how it always ends with the doctors meeting at the bar!

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Jk April 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

Excellent show. Don’t cancel. We need more tv like this

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Gary April 10, 2013 at 12:51 am

need a second sesom

Gary D Hall

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 12:51 am

Love it but hard to find bc it’s not on a major network. It would be a shame if it were canceled. It needs some advertising.

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Jj April 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Love this show. Do not cancel, change your marketing. Also change your lead in show. People just need to find it, and they will love it. Well written, well acted, just plane good.

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Anonymous April 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Great show give it another shot!

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Stacy April 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I love this show!!! Please give this show a chance to take off! It is one of the best new, entertaining and smart shows I’ve seen in a while. I’ve been telling friends and family about it and now they’re hooked! Keep it on TV!

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EARL ROBERTSON April 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Yes, by all means keep the program. It is the show of this type to be on channel. I don’t normally watch this type but 1 veiwing made me an addict!!!

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