The new TNT series Monday Mornings premieres Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Episode Synopsis: Chelsea General is home to some of the top surgeons in the world, thanks in large part to the hospital’s notorious Monday morning morbidity and mortality – or “311″ – conferences. In these legendary meetings, Chief of Staff Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina) leads a harsh, closed-door review of the complications encountered and mistakes made during the course of patient care. As the series opens, Trauma Chief Jorge Villanueva (Ving Rhames) treats what appears to be an attempted suicide by car only to discover that the crash victim suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr.
Ty Wilson (Jamie Bamber) is shaken by the case of 11-year-old Quinn McDaniels (guest star Mason Cook), whose soccer injury reveals a much graver problem. Workaholic Dr. Sydney Napur (Sarayu Rao) solves a case that had the rest of the hospital staff stumped. Meanwhile, Dr. Sung Park (Keong Sim) performs high-tech deep brain stimulation on a patient with uncontrollable hand tremors. Jennifer Finnigan, Emily Swallow and Bill Irwin also star.
Show Summary: Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors 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 (Molina), the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge Villanueva (Rhames), the hospital’s trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wilson (Bamber) and Dr. Tina Ridgeway (Finnigan); the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney (Irwin); the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park (Sim); the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur (Rao); and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux (Swallow).