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The Friday "Monday Mornings" Round Up


This is turning into quite the popular promotional photo

Happy Friday, Everyone! We now have only THREE MORE DAYS until the premiere of Monday Mornings. And this week, the TNT publicity machine kicked things into high gear. Jennifer Finnigan was in Toronto doing a press junket for the Canadian debut on Bravo, which is also Monday, February 4th at 10:00pm, while Jamie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta did various interviews from LA. But before we get to those links, there are a couple of print/online interview to check out.

If you can't pick up a copy of Channel Guide, you can read how
Jamie Bamber is Surgically Suave in "Monday Mornings"  (we could not agree more :) online.

New York Press: A New Medical Drama the Doctor Ordered - Jamie also speaks about his BSG family and fans.

National TV Reviews & News: TNT's Monday Mornings Resuscitates the Hospital Series Genre  - A very positive review that does contain some minor spoilers for the series. It also, interestingly, covers cable networks ratings expectations and the series chances for long term success.

ETA: Another very positive review from the San Francisco Chronicle

Now for the video. Jamie and Sanjay (via satellite) did the local morning talk show rounds on Wednesday....and I was quickly reminded why I avoid watching local AM chat shows. There was much cringing on my part as I watched. I don't know which was 'better', labeling the subject matter depressing or calling Jamie, "Tyler". Jamie's reactions are pretty priceless at times. ;)

WCSH6 in Portland

KATU am Northwest: "Monday Mornings" Dr. Sanjay Gupta & Jamie Bamber

ConnTV.com/Conn Jackson

(I'm forgoing embedding of video this go round. The two local news stations are using some rather archaic coding that LJ doesn't seem to pleased with.)

And we have one radio interview: America's Radio News Network: Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Actor Jamie Bamber Describe New TNT Medical Drama "Monday Morning

zegeekgirl previously posted photos of a Times Square billboard featuring Jamie that Kerry had tweeted. Now, we can see what is popping up in LA courtesy of Jen and Kerry. It's the same billboard by the Chateau Marmont, but from different angles. And Kerry may have broken a few traffic laws in order to share her shot with us. ;)



@Jennigan Jennifer Finnigan: "Kinda fun seeing myself and my buddies on a billboard on Sunset Blvd #pardonmewhileibrag"




@ImKerryNorton Kerry Norton: "Not quite as impressive, but here's another one on Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. #JamieBamber #MondayMornings"




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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 1st, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'll probably have more to remark on later tonight when I'm not as crazed at work, but for the time being: *runs 'round flailing*

Dat. Poster.

EDIT: Turns out I'm pooped. Just a couple of comments I want to make quickly ;)

- Though the few reviews that have come through so far have been mixed, one thing that seems to be a running theme is how exceptional the cast is. This makes me exceedingly happy. (I say this not merely because of Jamie, but for all of them.)

- About that LA billboard: hard to tell if you're not familiar with it, but that is a prime piece of real estate. It's a somewhat famous bit of the Sunset Strip; for yeeeeeeeears, that billboard just behind it was the perpetual home of the Marlboro Man in all his incarnations. (Before they banned cigarette billboards in the 90's.) ;) Here it is in 1985:



Oft-seen on TV and in films back in the day. So while it may not be Times Square, it ain't too shabby either. ;) (I love that it's a Stroh's ad in the spot MM is in now in that shot, too. Smokes 'n' beer, dude!)

Edited at 2013-02-02 04:36 am (UTC)
lanalucy From: lanalucy Date: February 2nd, 2013 12:31 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thank you for putting that last one under a cut so I could sit down first. :thud:
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 2nd, 2013 01:07 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah. I thought that might be too distracting if that was the first thing everyone saw. ;)
lanalucy From: lanalucy Date: February 2nd, 2013 01:18 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Is it wrong that during all those interviews I just stared at Jamie, no matter who was talking? That purple on him is gorgeous. Kerry must've dressed him. lol
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 2nd, 2013 04:20 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Innit? Also, I HAVE A NEW AVATAR, THX AWFULLY TNT. ;)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 2nd, 2013 12:45 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Wow, it's hard to know where to start with all this. Maybe I'll just gaze at that poster for a bit longer...."I'll make you better"...he already has!

Thanks for all the links, you're doing a sterling job of keeping tabs on the mighty TNT publicity machine!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 2nd, 2013 01:16 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thank You. :) I've been going back and forth on saving up for mega posts or posting more frequently. Work ultimately made up my mind for me this week. We've just never had to deal with a constant stream of new stuff like this before. It's very exciting! I'm sure for Jamie too. ;)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 2nd, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's quite something to see the publicity machine revving up! I don't know how you're managing to keep up, it's a full time job in itself. Worth it though, and greatly appreciated :)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 2nd, 2013 04:13 am (UTC) (Link Me)
You're welcome, m'dear. asta77 is right, it's been something new keeping up with this big a publicity push! And on social media, as well, where the temptation can be to retweet and share every last remotely connected link when in fact there's a lot of repetition and such; I think we always try to put the focus on the really important stuff that is either really fun or worthwhile. Hard to do when we're both working, but thankfully we can cover each other's backs. :D
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 2nd, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah I can appreciate how hard it must be to keep up and not get overwhelmed by the deluge! You're doing a great job, both of you. Glad to see you managed to sneak a few minutes to make some new icons though ;) Those eyes....
damao2010 From: damao2010 Date: February 2nd, 2013 02:25 am (UTC) (Link Me)
He is just so gorgeous in these shots. I'm really looking forward to the premiere. Counting the seconds.
anamarya From: anamarya Date: February 2nd, 2013 09:23 am (UTC) (Link Me)
These photos are going to kill me soon. But I'll die happy :)

As always, thanks for keeping us informed.

Edited at 2013-02-02 09:23 am (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 2nd, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
These photos are going to kill me soon. But I'll die happy :)

Considering its a medical show, we really ought to be making more jokes about having oxygen tanks and crash carts around. ;)
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: February 2nd, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
You ladies are awesome keep us all up to date like this. I know it must be a lot of work.

That interview when the guy calls him Tyler was funny. Jamie and Sanjay just indulge in a little look at each other and a bit of a smile. I also love how much the two of them end up mirroring each other so often.
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Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 4th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Not sure why Jamie would be phased by sitting next to a Sexiest Man, when his Sexiest Man shot was full page of nothing but him and a towel. It seemed to make Dr Gupta blush a little though, which I suppose was his purpose.
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 4th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC) (Link Me)
And good lord, those pants in the clips. Oh, good lord.

Edited at 2013-02-04 12:38 am (UTC)
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 4th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Hahaha...love how the one woman in the mix there was practically begging Jamie to come to her studio. I hear you, sister!
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 4th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Hey, we got a shout out in the NY Press article!
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