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Debuting Tonight - Ving Rhames Stars In TNT's New Medical Drama 'Monday Mornings'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 4, 2013 4:49 PM
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Ving Rhames stars in TNT's new medical drama series, Monday Mornings, from Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, on whose book the project is based.

Ving Rhames stars in the drama, along with Alfred Molina, in a series which is set in a fictional Portland, OR hospital called Chelsea General, and follows the lives of doctors as they "push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings."

The series uses as a backdrop, the hospital’s Monday Morbidity and Mortality conference, considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine, where doctors gather for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten (Molina), the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva (played by Mr Rhames), the hospital's trauma chief, described as a "physically imposing former professional football player who now is the most celebrated trauma chief in the country."

Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Jennifer Finnigan (Better with You), Bill Irwin (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Keong Sim (Glee), Sarayu Rao (Lions for Lambs) and Emily Swallow (Southland), round out the cast.

TNT has picked up 10 episodes of the series, which premieres TONIGHT, Monday, February 4, at 10 pm.

Will you be tuning in?

What 2 previews of the series below:

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2 Comments

  • JK71618 | February 5, 2013 3:22 PMReply

    Monday Mornings will be worth watching for Ving Rhames alone. I can’t think of too many other series he has done previously, but I can’t wait to watch him in this. I’ve heard a few good things about the series, so I set a timer on my DISH Hopper so I can watch it on my schedule. It’s a good thing too because I had to work later than I thought at DISH last night, so I missed its premiere airing. Thankfully my Hopper can record over 400 hour of high definition content, so I’m going to be able to record the first season of Monday Mornings without having to delete any of my favorite shows (like Fringe, Castle, and Grimm), or my family’s favorites, to make room on my DVR.

  • lucy | February 5, 2013 5:50 PM

    yeah.. i thought he was great... wish he had more screen time....
    I thought he was going to be the chief of staff at the hospital...

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