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Happy Upfronts Day! (aka Wednesday Mornings)
 4:45 PST - PHOTO UPDATE! - Finally, we have something of the cast. Not ideal, it's watermarked, but hey... 


Right now, this post is pretty dull and boring. (Not any more - see above. ;) There is a second pic similar to this behind the cut text below...) That's because I'm putting it here in advance of today's TNT Upfront presentation in New York (9:30 AM EST), so that myself, asta77 and all of you will have a place to bounce any photos and links covering Jamie and the Monday Mornings cast and creators' press debut.

So hey, comment away; I'll spruce this bit up here up with a photo when I get one. (Or maybe video? Come on, guys, we need a clip. Do it. Clip or else I want an explanation from Ted Turner himself*. ;) )

*slight exaggeration

And HERE is that amazing pic of Jamie and Mary McDonnell that TNT tweeted:



UPDATE: Okay, TNT have a page up for the show on their site now with this spiffy banner; no trailer yet, though:


UPDATE #2: Have added the TNT PR feed's photo of Jamie with Mary McDonnell (above); hopefully the first of more pics from them. Will move it down and add a cast shot if we get one (come on, guys First cast shot posted above; here's another one:


See comments below for more pics direct from the fabulous Kerry (who can totally have the title of JBN roving reporter today, if she wants it. ;) )

UPDATE #3: Aaaand Jennifer Finnigan just tweeted this (Between her and Kerry - ladies, you totally won the Upfronts news cycle. ;) ) - "
#TNT Upfronts today went great, now napped and ready to go out again! Just said bye 2our awesome cast #mondaymornings"...


5/17: OMG, and Sarayu Rao just tweeted this "And of course, the serious shot...":


Bahahaha - JAMIE. I damn near fell out of my chair. XD  (Also, it's cracking me up for some reason that the lady on her phone in back who is photobombing them, however unintentionally, is in the exact same position. I am amused by the smallest things. ;) )

UPDATE #4: Still no trailer yet (we'll nudge @TNTPR if it doesn't turn up by mid-day-ish), but there's an interview with TNT/TBS bossman Michael Wright at TV Guide; this is the relevant-to-our-interests part:
TV Guide Magazine: Let's talk about TNT. How do David E. Kelley and Monday Mornings fit into that network's program strategy?
Wright: I think we've identified a couple of key audiences on TNT that we're really enthused about, we know they come to us for certain kinds of shows. We're not making one show repeatedly, we're making several different kinds of shows that have a similar tone to them. You'll hear us at the upfront talk about a "popcorn mindset." That doesn't mean low-brow action flicks, what it means is there's a sense of excitement and entertainment and going on a great ride with TNT drama.
Some might call Monday Mornings a medical procedural. I really don't. What David does better than anybody is create phenomenal characters, memorable, distinct interesting characters and he mines the drama of inter-personal conflict. It has that wonderfully familiar David E. Kelley mixture of ironic humor and intense emotion. I think it's a great compliment to the brand. It's a smart, emotionally engaging ride of a genre.
TV Guide Magazine: And as a bonus, you have the Turner synergy of CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta as a producer.
Wright: He's one of those people that if he wasn't such a fantastic human being, you'd hate him for all that he has accomplished. It's amazing. He is a world-class surgeon, he's a writer, a television personality, and by all accounts an amazing father and family man. Just an all-around great guy. So it doesn't surprise me for his first foray in TV he hooks up with David E. Kelley. The two of them, it's one of the best pilots I've ever seen. That's a pretty A+ team.


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asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 16th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm watching Twitter as closely as possible, though between 10:15 and 10:30 I'll be occupied (stupid work!). Just thought I'd let you know so we don't cross the streams. ;)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
"Right, crossing streams bad. Important safety tip, thanks Egon." ;)

Know what else would be bad? If I dont get my butt out of bed and off to work...
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 16th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
How much do I love Kerry Norton right now? SO DAMN MUCH! :D




For those who don't know. My favorite BSG actors: Jamie and Mary. My two favorite characters: Lee and Laura. My BSG ship: Lee/Laura. My head exploding right now: YES. ;)

And TNT also knows how to make me us happy!



Edited at 2012-05-16 02:17 pm (UTC)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: May 16th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Theses are gorgeous but damn how I wish she had tweeted a pic of Jamie and Ioan at the Brit Week do a couple of weeks ago!

While I'm here, can I just say how much I adored the "three martinis in" picture? ;)

Edited at 2012-05-16 03:59 pm (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
the "three martinis in" picture? ;)

Oh yes. The one where I playfully commented that he looked tired (guess someone else did too) and Kerry said "I don't know what you're all talking about, he looks gorgeous." Which I thought was kind of a sweet reaction to be honest - it totally wasn't a slight, Kerry. ;) (I've seen a billion pics of the president where he looks knacked as hell and I would probably still say "Damn, that's a handsome man" to every single one of them. LOL)
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: May 16th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
"The one where I playfully commented that he looked tired . . . "

I saw that pic and thought to myself, "Damn, he looks good even when he's supposed to be a tired wreck." I think Kerry's reaction is so sweet!

And re: tired-looking president, ditto!

Edited at 2012-05-16 06:37 pm (UTC)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: May 16th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
She's such a sweetie! :)

And I happen to be a big fan of the elegantly wasted look ;)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: May 16th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Totally agree. I wish I looked that good after three Martini's.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 16th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I think I appreciated the caption more than the pic. :) Yeah, we'll need to repost that here at some point. Twitter is so rapid paced and I don't think we want to get in the habit of posting here every time a pic of Jamie is tweeted. Maybe we'll need to start Twitter Tuesdays or something here. ;)
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: May 16th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I think Twitter Tuesdays is a fantastic idea!!!
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: May 16th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
+1 to repost the "3 martinis" pic ;)

+2 for Twitter Tuesdays. You could invite JBN's fabulous new roving reporter to do a weekly post *g*
anamarya From: anamarya Date: May 16th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I was out of the loop for a couple fo days and all this stuff happened. So, IDK about a weekly thing but maybe a one (maybe twice) a month post with what happened on Twitter and all of that might be a good idea.

Also, because we are on that topic I think that you both should yell for help when there is too much to do. Maybe some of us can give a hand. Don't get me wrong, you do a wonderful job and I'm personally really grateful but I'm thinking that maybe we can help in some way or another.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Aww, thanks hon, that's kind of ya. :D For sure, if you're surfing and ever come across anything please let us know! Or in the comments, if it's a post that's relevant - I think Asta would agree we've gotten some awesome tips from there that we totally missed. Google Alerts is great but it's not a flaw-free dragnet. ;)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 16th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
That's so nice of you to offer. =) As always, people are welcome to post any Jamie related news, photos, etc they stumble across. I think during the lean news times zegeekgirl and I got in the habit of posting whatever ideas popped into are head in order to keep eyeballs here ;) and everyone got used to us posting. Which is fine! But I sometimes feel like people are intimidated (probably not quite the right word) to post now and I don't want anyone feeling that way. One of the reasons I stick with LJ (other than laziness :) is that, unlike a regular website, people have the opportunity to comment and share.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah, casualty of the lunch break posting rush again - I had a second paragraph in that reply stating basically what Asta said which is that you're welcome to start a post on your own, too! Esp. if it's big news (of which with Monday Mornings on the way, we might finally start to be having more of more often. ;) )
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
For those who don't know.

You mean there are people who don't know at this point? ;)

Editing the post w/ the Jamie/Mary pic now (and hopefully we'll get more - there are pics up on Wireimage already but none featuring MM cast at all yet.)

The @tntweknowdrama account posted that pic as well and said "#MajorCrimes cast members..." I'm sorely tempte to poke them and point out that they're missing a hashtag.
anamarya From: anamarya Date: May 16th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
For those who don't know. My favorite BSG actors: Jamie and Mary. My two favorite characters: Lee and Laura. My BSG ship: Lee/Laura. My head exploding right now: YES

who doesn't know? (just kidding)

they look gorgeous in these pics. I just ADORE that dress on Mary and our Jamie.... no words.
Stephanie Wilke From: Stephanie Wilke Date: May 17th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC) (Link Me)

mary

She looked better before she had work done. Jamie looks like Richard Chamberlain.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: May 17th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Richard Chamberlain

Oh wow, I can see that.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 16th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
That Kerry, she's a giver!



Can be get an "Awwwwww...." for the happy, beautiful couple. :)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: May 16th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
They look so obviously happy, it's impossible not to grin! :)
anamarya From: anamarya Date: May 16th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Did I mentioned that one of the best news this spring was Kerry coming down the rabbit hole of the virtual world?
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 16th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It is indeed a lovely pic... and I should point out now, as of 4:30PM EST, still the only pic of the two of them that has turned up. So another round of applause for Kerry, everyone. ;)

(Seriously, where are the pics, agencies? *gives Getty Images the stink-eye*)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: May 16th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The pictures are great. I can't wait to see this now.
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