TNT Picks Up David E. Kelley/Sanjay Gupta Medical Pilot 'Monday Mornings' To Series

Alfred Molina Monday MorningsVing Rhames Monday MorningsTNT has given a series order to Monday Mornings (formerly Chelsea General), a medical drama pilot from Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon/CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, on whose book the project is based. The cable network has picked up 10 episodes for a premiere in summer 2013. The series, starring Ving Rhames and Alfred Molina, will air on TNT and Turner networks around the world. Monday Mornings was one of three pilots in contention for a series pickup heading into TNT’s upfront presentation next week. TNT yesterday passed on one, Western Tin Star, while the other, search-and-rescue procedural Scent Of The Missing, remains in contention. Word is TNT plans to shoot a few more procedural pilots and will make a decision after seeing all of them. The network applied similar strategy to Tin Star, which was shot last fall but held back to screen with the other two pilots. Meanwhile, Frank Darabont’s period pilot L.A. Noir is still filming. It will be evaluated on its own as a potential Sunday genre show for the network, which airs sci-fi drama Falling Skies on the night, and not with Scent and the group of procedural pilots TNT plans to order. (more…)

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