It looks like Alfred Molina has contracted a serious case of the Mondays…
TNT has given a series order to Monday Mornings, a medical drama pilot starring the 58-year-old half-Spanish actor and Ving Rhames.
From Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta—on whose book the project is based—Monday Mornings is a “superb drama brought to life with passion by a gifted ensemble cast and some of the best creative minds working in television today,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright.
Formerly called Chelsea General, the series follows the lives of doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland 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.
Based on a book by Gupta, TNT has picked up 10 episodes of Monday Mornings, which will premiere in summer 2013.
In addition to Molina and Rhames, the series stars Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.