It looks like Emmy winning writer-producer David E Kelley could be adding another hit show to his already impressive resume. TNT has picked up ten episodes of Kelley’s medical drama pilot Monday Mornings. The show, formerly called Chelsea General, is based on the book by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, developed the show with Kelley.
Set to premiere in the summer of 2013, the series stars Ving Rhames and Alfred Molina. Also announced as part of the cast are Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow. The show will air on both TNT and other Turner networks around the world. “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.
The show is set at a fictional hospital in Portland, OR. The title, Monday Mornings, refers to the weekly morbidity and mortality meetings the doctors and staff have.
Kelley, who grew up in Belmont, MA, wrote the pilot episode and will serve as executive producer on the series, along with Gupta. Kelley’s array of hit series include Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry’s Law.