The TNT network has cancelled Monday Mornings, its David E. Kelley-produced medical drama.
I'm sad. Monday Mornings was, like a lot of Kelley's shows, quirky and funny and dramatic. (Sometimes over-dramatic.) And it had both Alfred Molina and Ving Rhames starring in it! How could it possibly fail?
Maybe because TNT only greenlighted a puny six episodes. I remember when the minimum order for a tv show would be thirteen episodes. It never built enough of a following because TNT didn't give it time to build a following. If you give a show a short season, you have to promote it heavily. TNT didn't do that either. The show was sort of like a meteor: It came, it glowed brilliantly for a few seconds, and then it was gone.
Hopefully even the half-a-sandwich season it had will show up on DVD or Netflix eventually. Give it a watch if you get a chance.