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Monday Mornings

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Monday Mornings
GenreMedical drama
Created byDavid E. Kelley
Sanjay Gupta (book)
StarringVing Rhames
Jamie Bamber
Jennifer Finnigan
Bill Irwin
Keong Sim
Sarayu Rao
Emily Swallow
Alfred Molina
Composer(s)Danny Lux
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Bill D'Elia
Sanjay Gupta
David E. Kelley
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)David E. Kelley Productions
TNT Original Productions
Original networkTNT
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 4 –
April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
External links
Official website

Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas.[1] It is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for the series.[2]

On May 10, 2013, TNT canceled the series of Monday Mornings after one season as well as Southland.[3]


The series follows the professional and personal lives of five doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The series title refers to the weekly peer-reviewed conferences held on Monday mornings, at which the surgeons receive both praise for their accomplishments and lambasting for their mistakes, usually from the sharp-tongued and often sarcastic Dr. Hooten.

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Bill D'EliaDavid E. KelleyFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)1.34 [8]
Trauma Chief Jorge Villanueva treats what appears to be an attempted suicide; Dr. Ty Wilson is shaken by the case of an 11-year-old with a soccer injury; Dr. Sydney Napur solves a case that baffles the rest of the staff.
2"Deus Ex Machina"[2]Bill D'EliaDavid E. Kelley & Sanjay GuptaFebruary 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)1.22 [9]
Doctors try to convince a 13-year-old girl to have surgery; Ty turns to Dr. Tina Ridgeway for support; Dr. Buck Tierney tries to bully a resident into pronouncing an organ donor brain dead; Sydney enlists Villanueva's help with a patient.
3"Who's Sorry Now?"[2]Bill D'EliaDavid E. Kelley & Karen StruckFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)1.25 [10]
Sung refuses to apologize to the wife of a patient who died on his table; Ty and Michelle face a moral dilemma; Sydney and Lieberman are unable to leave work behind while on a date; Buck is named in a malpractice lawsuit.
4"Forks Over Knives"[2]Mike ListoAmanda Johns & Karen Struck & David E. KelleyFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)1.24 [11]
The surgeons are divided over Tina's proposal to use an unorthodox procedure; Villanueva must find a way to treat a girl who refuses care; a former patient sues Sung when a successful surgery creates an unforeseen side effect.
5"The Legend and the Fall"[2]Greg HoblitAmanda Johns & Sanjay Gupta & David E. KelleyMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)1.45 [12]
The surgeons question the cognitive abilities of one of the hospital's elder statesmen; a competitive swimmer has a seizure in the emergency room; Tina performs a risky procedure; Sydney criticizes Lieberman for a misdiagnosis.
6"Communion"[2]Colin BuckseyKaren Struck & David E. KelleyMarch 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)1.86 [13]
Gato's son, Nick, gets into the hospital after being stabbed with a knife. Dr. Park performs surgery on Chung Mai, a violinist he admires. Dr. Buck Tierney helps a donor after her sister died before the kidney transplantation was complete.
7"One Fine Day"[2]Mario Van PeeblesSanjay Gupta & Amanda Johns & David E. KelleyMarch 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)1.23 [14]
Dr. Wilson performs a craniotomy of a marine in Afghanistan remotely using a robot. Dr. Park and Gato struggle with the sister of patient in vegetative state. Dr. Napur, Dr. Ridgway with Dr. Wilson then perform a surgery on a 10 months old baby with a tumor. Finally the chief chastens Dr. Wilson for not taking a follow up on his remote patient.
8"Truth or Consequences"[2]Arlene SanfordKaren Struck & David E. KelleyMarch 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)1.32[15]
Ioan Gruffudd guest stars as Dr. Stewart Delaney. Dr. Stewart Delany is asked to explain how a careless mistake killed his patient; Sydney and Villanueva operate on a young man with injuries from a suicide attempt; Sydney and Buck consider the waste of resources on those who can not be saved.
9"Wheels Within Wheels"[2]Mike ListoAmanda Johns & David E. Kelley & Karen StruckApril 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)1.60[16]
Ty and Hooten believe a Supreme Court hopeful judge may have a brain tumor; an emergency room case proves to be more than Michelle can handle; Sung and Tina disagree over the course of treatment for an obsessive writer.
10"Family Ties"[2]Bill D'EliaTeleplay by : Amanda Johns & Karen Struck & David E. Kelley
Story by : Amanda Johns & Karen Struck
April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)1.37[17]
Hooten and Buck head to court when a grieving son refuses to comply with his mother's final wishes; Sydney is outraged over the health of an obese 16-year-old; a patient puts one of the staff in danger.


Critical response

Metacritic gives the show a score of 55% based on reviews from 22 critics.[18]


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Home video release

As of 2014, Warner does not plan to release the series physically in the United States. As of November 2014, the only home video release was made in Germany, where Studiocanal acquired the rights and released it on DVD on November 20, 2014.[19][20]


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  18. ^ "Monday Mornings - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  19. ^ "STUDIOCANAL - Monday Mornings / 1. Staffel". Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Monday Mornings - Staffel 1 [3 DVDs]". Retrieved 1 May 2016.
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