FOX has closed deals with Turner Broadcasting System and Endemol Worldwide Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to TNT’s medical drama series Monday Mornings and (as TVWise reported last month) AMC’s Low Winter Sun. The first season of Monday Mornings is currently scheduled to premiere this summer, while the first season of Low Winter Sun will premiere later in 2013.
“Following our re-brand from FX earlier this year, FOX is committed to providing UK viewers with world-class entertainment, said Cecilia Beacon, Director of Broadcasting and Marketing for Fox International Channels UK. “Monday Mornings and Low Winter Sun are both bold, hard-hitting, emotional dramas that will resonate with the FOX audience, adding to our sensational line up of must-see shows.”
Based on the book written by CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, Monday Mornings is set in the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care. The drama series stars Alfred Molina as Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery; Ving Rhames as Dr. Jorge “El Gato” Villanueva, the hospital’s trauma chief; Jamie Bamber as Dr. Tyler Wilson; Jennifer Finnigan as Dr. Tina Ridgeway; Bill Irwin as the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney; Keong Sim as the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park; Sarayu Rao as the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur and Emily Swallow as inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux.
Based on the British series of the same name, Low Winter Sun tells the story of a Detroit detective who murders a fellow cop. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter that detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The ten-episode series is a co-production between AMC Studios and Endemol Studios and stars Mark Strong and Lennie James. Criminal Minds‘ Chris Mundy wrote the pilot and is serving as executive producer/showrunner.
TVWise’s Acquisitions Scorecard has been updated with this new information.