David E. Kelley is gearing up for the debut of his newest series, 'Monday Mornings.' The medical drama, which follows five surgeons as they deal with their limitations and failings, will star Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Alfred Molina (Frida) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).
Apparently Kelley decided the seriousness needed a touch of levity, as comedian Kevin Shinick has signed on to do a guest starring arc as Levi Hostetler, a devout man whose wife Ruth is brought in for treatment of arm tremors. Shinick is the head writer/producer/voice actor on the Cartoon Network's 'Mad.'
He won an Emmy for his work on Adult Swim's 'Robot Chicken' and was nominated for his work on 'Mad.' He also has recently guest starred on NBC's 'Grimm.'
In addition to his TV work, Shinick also writes comic books and does a one man show, 'Mother Mayhem,' at the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles.
'Monday Mornings' is based on the book by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gutpa, who is a practicing neurosurgeon. It premieres Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. on TNT.
Are you going to check in? I am not a fan of medical drama in the least, but I do like Molina as an actor.