Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series created by David E. Kelley and based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta which 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.
The series aired in the USA on TNT from 4 February to 8 April, 2013. There are 10 hour-long episodes in one season.
Monday Mornings premiered in South Africa on FOX on Wednesday 3 July 2013, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
This series comes from award-winning producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based.
Doctors face life-and-death decisions each and 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 learn from those costly mistakes.
Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Every Monday, the doctors must gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.
Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge Villanueva, the hospital's trauma chief.
Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wison and Dr. Tina Ridgeway; the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney; the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park; the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur; and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux.
The series is produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions.