Ving Rhames To Star In David E. Kelley’s TNT Medical Drama Pilot ‘Chelsea General’

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 1:21pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ving Rhames is set to star opposite Alfred Molina is David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General. Based on CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings, the project follows the lives of five surgeons … Read More »

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Alfred Molina To Star In David E. Kelley’s TNT Medical Drama Pilot ‘Chelsea General’

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 12:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Alfred Molina is set to star in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General. Based on CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings, the project follows the lives … Read More »

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PILOT CASTINGS: Jamie Bamber In ‘Chelsea General’, Two Join Sarah Silverman Comedy

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 6:29pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Former Battlestar Galactica star Jamie Bamber has landed a lead role in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General. Based on CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings, the project follows the lives of five … Read More »

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Jennifer Finnigan Joins David E. Kelley TNT Pilot, Kate Mara In Netflix ‘House Of Cards’

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 6:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Finnigan is the first cast member set in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General. Based on CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings, the project follows the lives of five surgeons … Read More »

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TNT Greenlights Medical Drama Pilot From David E. Kelley And Sanjay Gupta

By | Tuesday December 6, 2011 @ 5:12pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In David E. Kelley’s first foray into cable, TNT has given a pilot order to a new medical drama from The Practice creator and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Kelley wrote the script for the project, tentatively titled Chelsea General, based on Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings. Kelley and Gupta, who is a practicing neurosurgeon, are executive producing. Chelsea General promises to be a smart, witty and extremely powerful medical drama, the kind of series David E. Kelley is renowned for making,” said Michael Wright, EVP and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “We look forward to working with David and Sanjay in bringing the doctors’ fascinating stories and characters to television.”

Set to be published in March 2012, Gupta’s Monday Mornings is set at Chelsea General and follows the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The book uses as its backdrop the hospital’s Monday Morbidity and Mortality conference, considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine, where doctors gather for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care. The book takes a look at how surgeons come to terms with mistakes and try to learn from them.

Chelsea General is Kelley’s first project as a free agent. The Emmy-winning writer-producer opted not to renew his overall deal at Warner Bros. TV in May so he can pursue passion projects in different areas, including cable. This marks Kelley’s return to the medical genre 17 years after he created CBS’ Chicago Hope. Read More »

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