As previously noted, Ving Rhames is one of those dudes who just keeps working - in studio films, indie films, TV, even commercials (he's pushing Buicks now). And it looks like we'll be seeing more of Rhames on TV with news today that TNT has officially begun production on its new medical drama series titled 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...
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As previously noted, Ving Rhames is one of those dudes who just keeps working - in studio films, indie films, TV, even commercials (he's pushing Buicks now). And it looks like we'll be seeing more of Rhames on TV with news today that TNT has officially begun production on its new medical drama series titled 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 »
- Tambay A. Obenson
One great thing about Dragon*Con is that sometimes it inspires me to check out new shows or genre fiction, and sometimes it inspires me to re-visit a past favorite. After this year’s Battlestar Galactica panel I had a super-cravi ng to go back and watch the show again; thanks to Netflix I’ve been re-living the intensity that is BSG.
What I love about the show, as someone pointed out in the panel (BSG – Bright Shiny Futures Are Overrated) is that it uses the harsh situation that the few remaining members of the human race find themselves in to explore numerous complex themes that resonate with real world conflicts and historical events. Along with plenty of action and drama, it’s an intellectual show that challenges viewers to think about the choices being made, and highlights the complexity and imperfections of the main characters as they constantly make »
- Emily S. Whitten
There’s not a lot of information out there on this one so excuse me for the brevity, it almost got passed us to begin with (as this is a few days old), but I know how everyone wants to know all things Samcro. With that in mind, Tara Summers has landed a role in Sons of Anarchy season 5, and according to Deadline, a recurring one. Not a lot of details beyond that the english actress will portray Karen Dunhill, who we will see working with Maggie Siff’s Tara.
If Summers looks familiar you probably caught her on Boston Legal as Katie Loyd or (as pictured above) with my girl Buffy on Ringer. She will has also be in the new David E. Kelley pilot, the TNT medical drama Monday Mornings. She’s just the latest in a mob of new characters we know are coming to Charming, following the already announced Ashley Tisdale, »
- Jay Tomio
Ringer star Tara Summers has joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy. The actress - most recently seen in The CW's axed Sarah Michelle Gellar series - will join Sons in its fifth season. Summers will play Karen Dunhill, who works alongside Tara (Maggie Siff), according to Deadline. Her past credits include stints on Damages and Boston Legal. The English actress will also star in forthcoming TNT medical drama Monday Mornings and recently wrapped on (more) »
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Falling Skies, the TNT Alien invasion science fiction drama currently in its second seasons, has been given the good word that it will be back for a third season. The rather expensive looking Steven Spielberg produced show debuted as the most watched cable premiere and returned this year with over 4 million interested viewers.
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Like the first two seasons, season 3 of Falling Skies will run for 10 episodes. I think now attention shifts to TNT’s potential new programming, including the David E. Kelley hospital drama Monday Mornings, and more interestingly (for me) the Frank Darabont led L.A. Noir pilot. Darabont, who brought us the Shawshank Redemption, The Mist, and The Green Mile to film, is coming off of being ousted from AMC’s The Walking Dead and has a crime drama in production that features former Walking Dead cast member Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, »
- Jay Tomio
TNT has announced its third renewal in as many weeks, granting a Season 3 order to Falling Skies.
The Steven Spielberg-produced Sunday night sci-fi drama debuted last summer as cable’s most-watched premiere, and last month opened Season 2 with an audience of 4.5 million total viewers.
The 10-episode Season 3 will premiere next year.
Just recently, TNT renewed Rizzoli & Isles (for a Season 4) and the freshman sudser Dallas, and prior to that gave Southland a Season 5 pick-up.
Among the cabler’s other dramas, The Closer is wrapping up its seven-year run (feeding straight into the spin-off Major Crimes), Perception just premiered, Franklin »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Tricia Helfer. Summer Glau. And Puppy Dogs? Someone ice cold at TNT said no to picking up Scent of the Missing. To be completely, even as proud dog owner of three and incredible admiration for both Helfer and Glau, I’m not sure if this news is shocking, though the word coming from Deadline indicates that it was in contention even as of May when TNT picked up David E. Kelley’s Monday Mornings, a medical drama.
This pairing would have had nerd fanboy nation down for sure, but when I first heard the news about the show in development it make me think about when I was a kid and watching Benji (though Scent of the Missing sounds like it was going to be serious).
The description of The Scent of the Missing went like this:
- Jay Tomio
Exclusive: Drama pilot Scent Of The Missing is not going forward at TNT. In May, the cable network picked up one of its four pilots, David E. Kelley’s Monday Mornings, to series and passed on another, Western Tin Star. At the time, TNT kept search-and-rescue drama Scent Of The Missing in contention, saying that it planned to shoot a few more procedural pilots and would make a decision after seeing all of them. While Scent Of The Missing is out of consideration, the network is proceeding with its plan — I hear it will film 2-3 pilots in the fall, one or two of them procedurals. The fourth pilot of the latest batch, Frank Darabount’s L.A. Noir, was a late order for TNT’s Sunday genre lineup. A decision on it is still pending though there has been strong pickup buzz on the period drama. Related: TNT Drama »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Turner Entertainment Networks plunged into the middle of an upfronts week dominated by the broadcast networks. As Conan joked in an otherwise anemic monologue, TNT/TBS had to settle for a 9 a.m. slot across from Penn Station while CBS grabbed cocktail hour at Carnegie Hall.
But the Hammerstein Ballroom was lovely as the network paraded out their current stars and introduced us to what they hope will be upcoming favorites.
President Michael Wright touted the networks' "popcorn mindset" as a plan to "entertain and excite viewers, while taking them on a ride that lands them safely at the end."
Premiering Wednesday, June 13 has to be the most anticipated of the new series. The resurrection of the classic over-the-top family drama, Dallas couples fan favorites with the next generation of the feuding Ewing clan.
Along with J.R., Bobby, Sue Ellen and several other original cast members we'll enjoy »
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TNT is partnering with some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- Steven Bochco, Dick Wolf, Matthew McConaughey and Michael Bay, to name a few -- as it continues to build toward its year-round original programming goal. As it prepares to present its ambitious summer slate to Madison Avenue buyers Wednesday during its upfront presentation in New York, the Turner-owned cable network unveiled a development slate that features seven scripted dramas and four unscripted offerings, which the cable net hopes will appeal to a "popcorn mindset." Story: TNT Orders David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings to Series To hear TNT,
- Lesley Goldberg
NBC has pulled the plug on one of its most watched series, David E. Kelley‘s Harry’s Law starring Kathy Bates. The Oscar winner posted the news on Twitter. “Sad news today. Harry’s Law will not be renewed for a 3rd season. We are all terribly sad. Many thanks for all your support.” A rare TV series with a 60something as the lead, Harry’s Law defied the odds and, while very soft in the younger demo, drew eyeballs. This season it has been NBC’s second most-watched drama series with 8.8 million viewers, just a smidgen behind Smash, which had a Super Bowl-boosted launch and NBC’s biggest series, The Voice, as a lead-in. It has been a bittersweet week for Kelley who just got a series order at TNT for his new medical drama Monday Mornings. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Ving Rhames is one of those dudes who just keeps working - in studio films, indie films, TV, even commercials (he's pushing Buicks now). And it looks like we'll be seeing more of Rhames on TV with news today that TNT has ordered a new medical drama series pilot from Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, on whose book the project is based. Ving Rhames will star along with Alfred Molina in Monday Mornings, as the series will be called, which is set in a fictional Portland, Or hospital, 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. »
The series, previously known as "Chelsea General," will debut next year on TNT and follow a group of doctors in their professional and personal lives, centering on their morbidity and mortality conferences that take place every Monday (hence the title). Kelley co-created the show with neurosurgeon and CNN regular Dr. Sanjay Gupta; it's based on Gupta's book of the same name.
The show stars Alfred Molina ("Law & Order: La"), Ving Rhames ("Mission: Impossible," "Pulp Fiction), Jamie Bamber ("Battlestar Galactica"), Jennifer Finnigan ("Better With You"), Keong Sim ("Glee"), Emily Swallow ("Southland," "Ringer"), Bill Irwin ("CSI") and Sarayu Rao ("Sons of Tucson").
TNT has ordered ten episodes of David E. Kelley's new hospital drama Monday Mornings, the network announced today. The show, which Kelley created with Sanjay Gupta, is set in a Portland, Oregon, hospital and stars Ving Rhames, Bill Irwin, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, and Jennifer Finnigan, among others, and takes its name from the weekly morbidity and mortality conferences. Fans of doctor shows recognize those meetings as the harrowing interrogations that almost always end in our heroic doctor shouting, "I did everything I could!" and his/her mean mentor/rival shouting back, "That's what scares me!" »
- Margaret Lyons
You know what you haven't had a good 10-episode injection of in a while? A David E. Kelley medical drama! The prolific Kelley, who's the creator of such programs as The Practice, Boston Public, and Harry's Law, will churn out yet another show for TNT.
The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of Monday Mornings, a medical drama co-created by CNN medical whiz and awesomely named Sanjay Gupta, who wrote the book the show is based on. The series is... More >> »
- Tim Surette
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- Megan Masters
Ving Rhamas Dr. Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva Jamie Bamber as Dr. Tyler Wilson Jennifer Finnigan as Dr. Tina Ridgeway Bill Irwin as Dr. Buck Tierney (Irwin) Keong Sim as Dr. Sung Park Sarayu Rao as Dr. Sydney Napur (Rao) Emily Swallow as Dr. Michelle Robidaux
“Monday Mornings is a superb drama brought to life with passion by a gifted ensemble cast and some of the best creative minds working in television today," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "David, Sanjay and their team have given us an »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
TNT had ordered a 10-episode first season for the new medical drama "Monday Mornings" from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Formerly titled "Chelsea General," "Monday Mornings" will premiere in the summer of 2013 on TNT. Although the title has changed, "Monday Mornings" is still set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland and focuses on the lives of the various surgeons there. The title refers to the weekly morbidity and mortality conference, in which doctors discuss the week's complications and errors. If you've watched "Grey's Anatomy," you know the drill, though this particular property is based »
- Daniel Fienberg
"Monday Mornings," David E. Kelley's return to the medical drama, has been greenlit by TNT. The series -- formerly known as "Chelsea General" -- is a collaboration between "Chicago Hope" honcho Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, upon whose book the series is based. Set at fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon,"Monday Mornings" stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and "Battlestar Galactica's" Jamie Bamber. It follows the lives as the doctors struggle with their personal and professional failings. The series' title refers to the hospital's weekly morbidity-and-mortality conference. Also read: »
- Tim Kenneally
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