Chelsea General Greenlit at TNT

Producer David E Kelley and CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta have teamed up for the new medical drama, Chelsea General, with TNT just giving the go-ahead for a pilot episode. Gupta and Kelley are executive producing, with Kelley writing the pilot based on Gupta’s upcoming book, Monday Mornings.

Announcing the pilot, Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies stated, “Chelsea General promises to be a smart, witty and extremely powerful medical drama, the kind of series David E. Kelley is renowned for making. We look forward to working with David and Sanjay in bringing the doctors’ fascinating stories and characters to television.”

More on Monday Mornings [Per TNT]:

Set to be published in March 2012, Gupta’s Monday Mornings 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 their 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 book provides a unique look at how surgeons come to terms with mistakes and try to learn from them.

Source: TNT – December 6, 2011