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 a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for the series.[2]

Monday Mornings
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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

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 charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Bill D'EliaDavid E. KelleyFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)1.34 [8]
2"Deus Ex Machina"[2]Bill D'EliaDavid E. Kelley & Sanjay GuptaFebruary 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)1.22 [9]
3"Who's Sorry Now?"[2]Bill D'EliaDavid E. Kelley & Karen StruckFebruary 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)1.25 [10]
4"Forks Over Knives"[2]Mike ListoAmanda Johns & Karen Struck & David E. KelleyFebruary 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)1.24 [11]
5"The Legend and the Fall"[2]Greg HoblitAmanda Johns & Sanjay Gupta & David E. KelleyMarch 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)1.45 [12]
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.
9"Wheels Within Wheels"[2]Mike ListoAmanda Johns & David E. Kelley & Karen StruckApril 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)1.60[16]
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]


Critical responseEdit

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


Home video releaseEdit

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]


  1. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2012). "TNT Announces Winter 2012-13 Premiere Dates for 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Dallas' 'Leverage', 'Southland' & 'Monday Mornings'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "TNT Greenlights Powerful New Medical Drama Series 'Monday Mornings' from Award-Winning Producer David E. Kelley". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 10, 2013). "'Southland' & 'Monday Mornings' Canceled by TNT". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Ross, Robyn (May 8, 2012). "TNT Orders David E. Kelley's Medical Drama Monday Mornings". TV Guide. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Ross, Robyn (February 3, 2012). "Pilot Season: Battlestar and Lost Alums Cast in New Projects". TV Guide. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Frederick, Brittany (February 1, 2013). "Keong Sim Scrubs in for TNT's 'Monday Mornings'". Starpulse. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Monday Mornings Episode Guide". Bogge TV. Archived from the original on April 18, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic. "David E. Kelley's 'Monday Mornings' Debuts Weak; 'Dallas' Hits New Series Low". Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  9. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars" Pulls in Front for History". 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  10. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Nab Top Spots". 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  11. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," "WWE Raw" Top Charts". 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  12. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: USA's "WWE Raw" Claims Top Three Spots". 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  13. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: "WWE Raw," "Pawn Stars" Claim Top Spots". 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  14. ^ "Ratings - Monday's Cable Ratings: Heat/Celtics on ESPN, "WWE Raw" on USA Top Charts". 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  15. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night RAW' Wins Night + 'Teen Mom II', 'Bates Motel', 'Storage Wars', 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  16. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Raw' Wins Night, 'Teen Mom 2', 'Bates Motel', 'Dallas', 'Being Human', 'Love and Hip Hop' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  17. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Monday Night RAW' Wins Night + 'Teen Mom 2', 'MTV Movie Sneak Peek', 'Bates Motel' & More". TVbyTheNumbers. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  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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