Monday Mornings

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The Mentalist Promotes Emily Swallow to Series Regular

Emily Swallow

The Mentalist has promoted Monday Mornings alum Emily Swallow to series regular even before her debut  on the CBS drama, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by TVLine.com, Swallow will... read more

Monday Mornings Alum Joins the Cast of The Mentalist

Emily Swallow

Monday Mornings alum Emily Swallow has landed a multi-episode arc on The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by TVLine.com, Swallow will play... read more

TNT Discharges David E. Kelley Medical Drama Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings

TNT is calling time of death on the David E. Kelley medical drama Monday Mornings, the network has confirmed.

"TNT has decided not to renew the medical drama Monday Mornings for a second season. We are... read more

Ask Matt: Veronica Mars Reborn, Cancellation Anxiety, the Vegas Move

Kristen Bell

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I'm thrilled that Veronica Mars fans will be getting a long-awaited movie. I have a few questions related to the Kickstarter campaign that made it possible: 1) Were you surprised that the goal of $2 million was reached in only 24 hours given the ratings challenges the show always faced as a TV series? 2) There was some controversy about whether asking fans to fund the project instead of having the studio fund it was ...
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Monday Playlist: Silence Is Golden on Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

Alarms are sounded several times, but we never hear them, in a tremendously effective and thematically overdue episode of ABC Family's best-of-network Switched at Birth (8/7c), which unfolds almost entirely in American Sign Language. By necessity, actions speak louder than words — all in subtitles, or sometimes tweets — as the deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Carlton School for the Deaf rally to protest the school board's decision to shutter their campus. (The hearing students, whose integration into the student body has caused some friction this season, also pitch in.)

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The Monday Playlist: Monday Mornings, Robin Sparkles, a Hawaiian Remake and More

Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan

Last week, NBC's ludicrous insta-flop Do No Harm (about a Jekyll-Hyde neurosurgeon) pushed TV's medical genre beyond its melodramatic limits. Taking the completely opposite tack, and likely to get a much longer leash (this being cable), TNT's Monday Mornings (Monday, 10/9c) is a surprisingly mellow drama set at a hospital, about doctors forced to face up to their shortcomings, with an ensemble led by (trend alert?) gorgeous and flawed — though decidedly not bonkers — neurosurgeons, played by Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan.

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TNT's Monday Mornings: David E. Kelley Brings the Courtroom Into the Hospital

Jamie Bamber

Almost everyone involved with Monday Mornings, the new TNT medical drama from David E. Kelley, knows the audience might be hesitant to scrub into another hourlong TV program set in a hospital.

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"That's the first question that we asked: How this is different than what we already did in Chicago Hope many years ago?" executive producer and frequent Kelley collaborator Bill D'Elia tells TVGuide.com. "But you wind up watching this show differently than you watch any another medical drama... read more

Thursday Playlist: 30 Rock's Loony Goodbye, Do No Harm's Ludicrous Hello Sweeps Begins

30 Rock

If Tracy Jordan were eulogizing NBC's 30 Rock, which is closing shop Thursday after seven wacky seasons of satirical bite-the-hand-that-keeps-you-on-the-air bliss — but not before we learn what acronym "bliss" represents for boss man Jack Donaghy — the fictional star of the thankfully fictional TGS would likely call it the end of an error.

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Why Foreign Actors Are Taking Over American TV

Damian Lewis

Talk about outsourcing! An increasing number of TV's all-American cops, firefighters and doctors are being played by actors not from the U.S. of A.

Of course, foreign actors have been hiding their accents to play Americans for years. House's Hugh Laurie was so skilled at trading in his upper-crust Cambridge lilt to play the titular grumpy doctor that many viewers were shocked to find out he was British when he spoke with his real voice on an awards show or during interviews... read more

Is David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings a Carbon Copy of Grey's Anatomy?

Monday Mornings

There are hot doctors who may have unrequited feelings for one another. Colleagues call one of the docs 007. Another doc is definitely McDreamy — and has the hair to prove it.

No, we're not talking about Grey's Anatomy. We're describing TNT's new medical drama Monday Mornings, a near carbon-copy of ABC's Seattle-based series. In David E. Kelley's new take on the medical world, doctors — including those played by Jamie Bamber, Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jennifer Finnigan — in a Portland-based hospital face life-and-death decisions every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients.

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Premiered: February 04, 2013, on TNT
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Premise: A medical drama tracing the professional and personal lives of doctors at a hospital in Portland, Ore. Executive producers are David E. Kelley and Sanjay Gupta.

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