*Ving Rhames will have a regular small-screen gig next summer as part of TNT’s new medical drama “Monday Mornings.”
From David E. Kelly and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, on whose book the series is based, the drama is 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.
Also in the cast: Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.
TNT has ordered a 10-episode first season, set to premiere in summer 2013.