HawthoRNe: Official Press Release for TNT Season Three Renewal

HawthoRNeAs we reported earlier, TNT has renewed the HawthoRNe TV series for a third season. The series will return sometime in 2011. The last two seasons have aired over the summer months so it’s likely year three will do the same.

Here’s the official press release from TNT…

TNT Orders Third Season of Powerful Medical Drama HAWTHORNE, Starring and Executive-Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith

TNT has written a prescription for a third season of the powerful medical drama HAWTHORNE, starring and executive-produced by Jada Pinkett Smith (Collateral, The Matrix trilogy). TNT has ordered 10 new episodes of the hit series, which is slated to return in 2011.

Created by Emmy(R) winner John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Providence, Dead Like Me), HAWTHORNE premiered in summer 2009 and ranked as one of ad-supported cable’s Top 5 new series of the year. In its second season in summer 2010, the series continued its success, averaging 3.7 million viewers and ranking as ad-supported cable’s #1 Tuesday program among women 25-54.

“With its memorable characters, powerful performances and moving storylines, HAWTHORNE takes us on a dramatic journey through the world of a hospital on the brink of collapse,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This series has performed extremely well among our key demos and proven itself to be a great summer series. We are very excited to continue working with Jada and HAWTHORNE’s outstanding production team and cast.”

HAWTHORNE stars Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, an impassioned Chief Nursing Officer struggling to whip a failing hospital – and her personal life – into shape. Michael Vartan (Alias) co-stars as Dr. Tom Wakefield, who has a complicated personal relationship with Christina. The series also stars Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees), David Julian Hirsh (Lovebites), Christina Moore (90210), Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) and Hannah Hodson (The Ron Clark Story).

HAWTHORNE comes to TNT from Sony Pictures Television in association with Overbrook Productions and Jamie Tarses’ FanFare Productions. The second season of HAWTHORNE was executive-produced by Pinkett Smith; Glen Mazzara (The Shield, Crash, Life); Jamie Tarses (My Boys, TNT’s upcoming series Franklin & Bash); Masius; and Miguel Melendez.

About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy(R) winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula; and Southland, from Emmy(R)-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and Numb3rs; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  1. bob says

    OMG they have ruined the show. How stupid to have Christina cheat on her husband. This season they have turned her into a psycho.
    How sad.

    • kim says

      agree with bob totally ruined the show, made the chacter of Christina totally self involved and selfish. Never once did she ever condider Tom feelings about anything. Feels like this whole season was more about Jada being able to explore her acting abilities …I like Jada just dislike the chacter this season .not sure I will continue to watch

  2. melissa says

    I HATE this seasons show and when Christina and Nick hooked up last night…..it was GROSS…..He is sooooo unattractive and CANNOT act……the storylines are ALL lame……

  3. Lydia says

    tom and christine needs a honeymoon. when is ths relationship going to catch a break? i’ll keep watching because tom needs to step up his game and make some moves on his wife.

  4. Donna says

    Please get rid of Marc Anthony… He might be friends with Jada & Will in real life, but he cannot act!! My hubby doesn’t even want to watch the show since you put him in it!

  5. Chris says

    This season has been confusing and very senseless in so many ways. I think the CORE of the show is being destroyed over Marc Anthony’s character.

    Tom & Chris make the show. Chris is the character in need of the most growth. And to start with she needs to start communicating with her husband and daughter. Not some stranger.

    I have almost stop watching and if it conitunes I will be out by the 6th episode. MA has not helped the ratings. The lkast episode did because it had the CORE characters Chris & Tom finally communicating. They can be married, be in love, and still fight. But a third party sleeping with Chris turns the character into a *****. This whole Team Tom/Nick is backwards. From now on it is not good to allow the Smith’s to run this show.

  6. drinice says

    Please do not have Christina and Nick’s characters getting involved sexually. Will mess up Christina’s character. She was a single mother with a great job and have great standards. Do not make her character into a ****.

  7. Anonymous says

    I love the show. I believe it will be a mistake to have Nick & Christina to get involved. I do not believe you need to have Christina being unfaithful to make the show interesting and keep your fans. I love the show but will not want to see the show if you put Nick & Christina getting sexually involved.

  8. pernitha hearne says

    I love this show cant wait until it comes back on. It is not very often that you see a lead roll being a women. I think Jada is ecellent in this part . I like the characters also. A crack head mama can love her child also. I’ve met crack head women who love there children and the child gave them a reason to clean up their act.

  9. says

    I love Jada Pinkett-Smith in this movie. There is so much passion and drama. She can relate to all walks of life. She is representing as a widow, single mom, women in love, career women, a friend and the list goes on. We need more shows like this. Keep up the good work Jada. And that Willow!!! If I could afford her I would have her as enterntainment at my 8 years party!

  10. Donna & Ron Wilson says

    Go Jada. Do the doggone thing girl.
    I love Greys Anatonomy and the Practice, but they have nothing on HAWTHORNE. Nurses do have a say, as no one, doctor’s are always right.

    A broke clock is right twice a day, so Christina Hawthorne you can come assist my doctors anyday.

    Go Jada! :-)

  11. Vicki and Jim Aucutt says

    HI We both Would like too know when the Series is going to start again thang you for your time . Vicki and Jim Aucutt

  12. Eva says

    Ahhh THANK YOU!!! for continuing yet another season because I LOVE this show!! Can’t wait till it comes back next year!!! Yessssss!!!

  13. Grandizer says

    I really could not stand her character or the show the first season. I find it a major fantasy that a nurse in charge yells at doctors and tells them how to treat patients…
    We always see this in TV shows, a Nurse is top notch, so close to being a doctor but some tragedy pulls them away and they are left 1 credit away from being a neurosurgeon or some such…

    Season 2 I liked more, although once again, not because of her as much as the daughter and BF storyline or the Vartan/head of surgery storyline or even the love triangle storyline, although who didn’t see all of that coming…
    I did like the inclusion of the camera storyline and the evil nurse wannabees, although ummm, I was sure that the lazy girl would have saved the day by just undeleting the files from the card, since they are not gone at all. Some might have been over written if someone took more pics, but the others are still there. They missed an awesome opportunity to make the lazy girl useful. Now I just hate her more…

    And the crack head mom who can “just know” there is something wrong with her child??? Please… :rolls eyes:

    And anyone that didn’t know that she was preggos needs to have their heads examined.

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