Hospital drama comes from David E. Kelley, Dr. Sanjay Gupta
TNT has ordered David E. Kelley’s hospital drama “Monday Mornings” to series.
Show, produced by the Atlanta-based cabler and formerly titled “Chelsea General,” stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and Jamie Bamber. Kelley and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on whose book the show is based, will exec produce.
This is the first show Kelley is doing outside his production deal at Warner Bros. Television, which recently ended. His NBC legal drama “Harry’s Law,” which is anxiously awaiting its fate on whether it will return next season, is through WBTV and Kelley shot a “Wonder Woman” pilot last year for NBC that didn’t make it to air.
Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., “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.
As for other pilots that TNT is considering for a series greenlight, there won’t be a decision made before next week’s Gotham upfront on either Carol Mendelsohn’s procedural “Scent of the Missing” or serialized “L.A. Noir,” from creator Frank Darabont. Production for the pilot of “L.A. Noir” is under way.
TNT will likely shoot more procedural pilots before making a choice of which one to put on the air.
Programming announcements at the upfront will be mostly cover shows the net has in development.