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It's Official! TNT Has Ordered "Monday Mornings" to Series!
Our long international nightmare is over! TNT HAS PICKED UP "MONDAY MORNINGS"!!!!! Details via Deadline:

TNT has greenlit Monday Mornings, a powerful new series from award-winning producer  David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope) and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based. The medical drama stars Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, TNT’s The Company), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Jennifer Finnigan (Better with You), Bill Irwin (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Keong Sim (Glee), Sarayu Rao (Lions for Lambs), and Emily Swallow (TNT’s Southland).

Monday Mornings (formerly known as Chelsea General) is produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions. Kelley and Gupta both serve as executive producers. Kelley penned the pilot episode, which was directed and executive-produced by Bill D’Elia (Boston Legal, The West Wing). TNT has ordered a 10-episode first season of Monday Mornings, which is set to premiere in summer 2013. TNT has teamed up with Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. to produce this global series. The show, which will air on TNT and Turner networks around the world, will be distributed by TBS International outside of the United States and Canada.

Yeah, the Summer 2013 debut sucks, but, hey, think of how many other roles Jamie will be able to play in his downtime from MM. :)

ETA: The Futon Critic has the first photo from Monday Mornings:

I'm imagining some of this going on in the Bamber household.....

As for myself and Jamie's many fans, I'm imagining we're all feeling a bit like this....

GIF Party in Comments! :D


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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 8th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yeah, right now? Don't even care that we have to wait a year. (Though I'm certain that sentiment will change eventually ;) )


And last but not least...

(Now back to work. FOR NOW.)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: May 8th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

This is great news now do I start now bugging the life out of Sky to pick it up in the UK?
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 8th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Probably couldn't hurt - although you might want to broaden your efforts, because from what I can tell, TNT shows turn up all over the UK dial. I think The Closer is on Sky? But others aren't... it probably depends on whatever distribution deal they have w/ the production studio behind the show.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 8th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Okay, it's lunch. ;) Couple of things...

- Changing the setting to Portland: APPROVE! For one thing, it will save our asta77 the stress of picking apart any locations that look nothing like Michigan. (Right, cap'n? ;) ) And secondly, it might give me the opportunity to chuck in the occasional Portlandia reference in our episode discussions. Because that's how my brain works. PUT A BIRD ON IT.

- One more, because... CLEARLY, THIS:

charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: May 8th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Your gifs are epic!

This is such good news!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 9th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks ma'am. ;) And innit though? EEEE!
shoelesslucy From: shoelesslucy Date: May 8th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
So glad that they don't have to go through that upfront stress... That photo alone has me really psyched, it's gonna be a long wait! I hope we get to see him in lots of other stuff while we're waiting.

Sorry I can't provide any gifs (technologically challenged), but can I just say how great it is that there are so many family members of the Bamber-Griffiths on Twitter. Their reactions are so sweet!
xwacky From: xwacky Date: May 8th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yaaaaaaaaay! OMG! How Exciting!

But TNT is such a tease. Why make us wait so long? I only hope this means the production is going to be superb! :p
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 9th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC) (Link Me)
But TNT is such a tease. Why make us wait so long?

They do this a LOT. They way TNT runs their original programming, they roll out new show orders pretty far down the line, and stagger their returning shows all throughout the year. I remember when it was announced that Jamie was doing a guest arc on Perception, the premiere date was nearly a year out, too; that was last summer. (And we're still over two months away from his episodes!)

anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: May 8th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Sadly I am gif-less but this is splendid news! :)
shoelesslucy From: shoelesslucy Date: May 8th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
BTW came across some photos from a golf charity tournament.
Don't know if you've seen them, there here.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 8th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
No! I had not seen those. Kerry mentioned he was at a charity gold event yesterday and I was surprised I hadn't seen any photos. I'll need to do some more searching and post later. Thanks! :)
shoelesslucy From: shoelesslucy Date: May 8th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
No problem :)
Good day for Jamie Fans!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 8th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
OOF! Thanks for the heads up!!! I'm sure Asta's now workin' on a post for those; it's been a busy day. (Actual work may or may not have gotten done, as well. ;) )
asta77 From: asta77 Date: May 9th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC) (Link Me)
A little Matty dance of joy. The other Matty. ;)

zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: May 9th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Hee. See you, and raise...

(You can't see me, but I am *actually* doing the Carlton Dance right now)
enterlinemedia From: enterlinemedia Date: May 9th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
lots of parties and dancing in this thread. lol It has left me amused.
anamarya From: anamarya Date: May 10th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I managed to miss the gif party :(((( But I'm really happy about this news. Hopefully summer of 2013 means that he will be able not only to attend D*C so all you guys can see/talk to/.... him but to keep his promise and come next autumn to our part of the world. (Yes, I am selfish but that video can't keep me happy for ever)
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