Friday, September 2, 2011

"HawthoRNe" has been canceled after three seasons

Posted 09/02/2011 12:03 PM PT by Olivia Allin
Jada Pinkett Smith's TNT series "HawthoRNe" has been canceled after three seasons, the actress and the network announced on Friday.
"Hey everyone...if you don't know 'Hawthorne' will not be returning for another season," Pinkett Smith wrote on her WhoSay profile on Friday. "I want to say thank you to all the fans for being Hawthorne soldiers. All our Facebook fans...twitter soldiers and held us down. Of course you know there is more to come...believe it!"
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series' ratings numbers were slightly down in the third season, averaging about 3.3 million viewers per episode. "HawthoRNe" premiered in June 2009 to 3.8 million viewers.
The season three finale, which ended on a cliffhanger, aired on August 16 and now marks the show's series finale.
"TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of 'HawthoRNe.' TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in 'HawthoRNe,'" the network told in a statement. "The series gave TNT the opportunity to work with many outstanding people, including Jada Pinkett Smith and the rest of the show's talented cast, crew, producers and writers. We wish everyone involved with 'HawthoRNe' nothing but the best."
The series, which also starred Michael Vartan, Vanessa Lengies, Adam Rayner, Hannah Hodson, Marc Anthony and Suleka Mathew, followed Pinkett Smith as the Chief Nursing Officer of a group of nurses in Richmond, Virginia.
Vartan, who played Pinkett Smith's love interest on the show, told in an interview last week promoting his new movie "Colombiana" that he was planning to "look for more work."
"I'm going to take a break, not always a willing break as an actor, sometimes you're just out of work and that's just the way it is," Vartan told in the satellite interview. "I have some time off to look for more work and I have to go on a honeymoon with my beautiful new wife. At least I have something exciting to do. I need to get work soon, so if anyone out there is hiring..."
Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith recently shot down rumors that said the two were ending their marriage of 13-years. Some tabloids claimed that the actress had an affair with her "HawthoRNe" co-star Marc Anthony, who recently announced his separation from Jennifer Lopez.
Pinkett Smith's rep told E! Online, "Everything about the Marc Anthony story is completely false."
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