Jamie Bamber Talks MONDAY MORNINGS, Working with David E. Kelley & Dr. Sanjay Gupta, His Thoughts on the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Finale, More

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Based on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s acclaimed novel, the TNT drama series Monday Mornings, from award-winning producer David E. Kelley, follows the lives of doctors at Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, 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.  The show stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jamie Bamber talked about how he came to be a part of the show, how working with David E. Kelley is in a whole other league, whether the medical jargon gets any easier to say, what it’s like to shoot the big meeting scenes, and which character relationships he finds the most fun to play.  He also talked about what led him to acting, and how satisfied he was personally with how Battlestar Galactica ended.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Keong Sim Talks TNT’s MONDAY MORNINGS, Working with David E. Kelley, Improvising Scenes in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, and More

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Based on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s acclaimed novel, the TNT drama series Monday Mornings, from award-winning producer David E. Kelley, follows the lives of doctors at Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, 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.  The show stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor Keong Sim talked about how he approached the character of Dr. Sung Park, his first meeting with David E. Kelley, that the medical jargon comes easily for him, what these meeting scenes are like to shoot, and what this great ensemble has been like to work with.  He also talked about what it was like to be a part of the big-budget action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, directed by Antoine Fuqua and opening in theaters on March 22nd, and how he’d love to do a sitcom, at some point in his career.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

MONDAY MORNINGS Series Preview: David E. Kelley’s New Medical Drama Takes Time to Build, But Worth the Payoff

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David E. Kelley has adapted CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta‘s novel Monday Mornings for TNT, with worthy results.  Kelley is best known as bringing to screen more procedurals than Dick Wolff, from Chicago Hope to Ally McBeal, and Monday Mornings definitely falls in step with the medical drama formula.  Still, there’s something undeniably likable about the series.  But it takes a few episodes to really get started, and if viewers just base on its by-the-books pilot, it may not last beyond its initial ten-episode run (which it should).  Hit the jump for more about why it’s worth tuning in, not at least for the return of Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) to our screens, and the unexpected and welcomed presence of Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible). 

David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talk MONDAY MORNINGS and What Makes This Medical Drama Different

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Based on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s acclaimed novel, the TNT drama series Monday Mornings, from award-winning producer David E. Kelley, follows the lives of doctors at Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, 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.  The show stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

During the TNT portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producers David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta talked about how this show came about, what makes this medical series different, how everything on the show will be a potential clue for the weekly meetings, how they will collaborate as a team, that there will be longer arcs along with more episodic stories, having to shoot the episodes in seven days, and how close these meetings are to the ones that really go on in hospitals.  Hit the jump for the interview.

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