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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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Victtor April 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

One of the finest dramas on today amidst the horrible reality televison take over. This drama needs to be seen, there are many educational opts here, even though it is a scripted series, the book was written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, one of the finest MD’s in the country. TNT please do not let reality tv cloud your judgement and order season two.


roberta April 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

one of the best new shows that has been on tv in a long time. caring, true to life, pulls no punches. can not wait to see more.


Steve April 16, 2013 at 2:59 am

My wife and I both love the show. hope it continues for many seasons.


carrie April 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

For gods sake keep this series on. People have not found it yet..but once they do it will turn into TNTs highlight show. Monday Mornings is a strange name for it but onee a person sees the show the name does not matter. This show is ahead of its time…..


Dave Raubuck April 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Hope it continues. I have thoroughly enjoyed this show. Great bunch of characters and intriguing story lines.


Sara Garonzik April 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Everyone I know loves the show. Great charactors and the best actors, especially Bill Irwin + Alfred Molina. Show is just now hitting it’s stride….please let it live! Without it Monday night on tv is disastrous. S.


Connie April 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Please don’t cancel. Truly enjoy this show!


F. Calhoun April 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Please renew! Best new series in a very long time!!!


Eileen Shaddox April 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Please do not cancel Monday Morning. This is one of four shows I watch & like.


Troy Stauffer April 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Renew it


David H April 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I love Monday Mornings and think it is a fabulous show. The characters are interesting individually and the story plots are great. I think it is one of the best medical shows I have seen. PLEASE do not cancel. I want to see more


Mdm samm April 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Please don’t cancel this show. we love it here! We cannot take any more reality tv taking it’s time slot…


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Jane Hook April 15, 2013 at 1:01 am

I sincerely hope that Monday Mornings will continue to be telecast . It is one of the finest, maturely written, and balanced shows to have been produced in a long time. Thank you for believing your audience has some intelligent, discerning watchers! Its
strength and sensitivity were a great, and welcome, surprise! Thank you! The show would be sorely missed!


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