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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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Theresa April 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

“MONDAY MORNINGS” Definitely should not be cancelled!!!! I usually do not watch the TNT channel because I thought it showed reruns from the Primetime networks. One day I couldn’t find anything to watch so I went to my ONDEMAND and came across “Monday Mornings” I watched the first 3 episodes and was hooked. I set up my DVR to record the new episodes on Monday nights, but there was a conflict with 2 other shows I have been watching for a few years. I chose to delete one of the other shows so I could record “Monday Mornings”. I episodes keep me on the edge of my seat, I can’t wait to see what the story will be week to week. Waiting 7 days is way to long, this show should air 2x a week or be 2 hours long, it is that good! The actors are awesome, they all fit their parts perfectly. I am going to have “Monday Morning” withdraws until the second season starts….do you think they could have a 15 episode season with a 2 hour finale?????


Chris April 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Do Not cancel this show. It’s one of the best!!!


Les April 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

This show is refreshing. Best medical show on tv, and one of the best ever. Hope there are a lot more like my wife & I. We really do look forward to it.


Salena April 14, 2013 at 1:52 am

RENEW,RENEW,RENEW. This is the best medical show on TV! Please TNT
don’t cancel this show,give it another season.


yammy April 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Please please please DO NOT Cancel Monday Mornings…It’s brillant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the acting is marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!
DO NOT CANCEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Barbara April 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

Please don’t cancel; book is great too


wuwzfd April 13, 2013 at 9:49 am

This show is my favorate of this year,please do not cancel it


Connie April 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Please do not cancel this series. My husband and I love watching it


Diane April 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

Please continue Monday Mornings…always look forward to it!!


Valerie April 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

Please don’t cancel this show which should definitely be renewed as it’s one of the best on TV I find it very entertaining and enjoy the good acting and the characters portrayed.


Emmett April 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Monday Mornings has had some strong episodes but the season finale was awful, suffering from sappy writing and some embarrassing overacting. Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames, and Keong Sim are carrying the rest of the cast. I’d be surprised to see it renewed.


Susan April 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Please renew Monday Mornings….this is a great show…can it be picked up by another network????


Jim April 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

This show is now my favorite medical drama. I loved Fox’s House M.D. but alas, it ended last year after 8 seasons. I am hoping Monday Mornings will continue with a second season.


Mar April 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Superb show that definitely needs another season to prove its worth. A bright spot
In a sea of mediocre shows. It definitely needs to be renewed.


donna meck April 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

My family and I are die heart fans of this show and would really like to see it renewed, stories and the acting is the best we have seen in a long time..Please renew it..sincerely donna meck


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