If any press is good press then Jada Pinkett Smith is getting her fair share this summer. After three seasons as a to- rated show on TNT, the network announced yesterday that HawthoRNe, which stars Smith as hospital executive Christina Hawthorne and Michael Vartan as her husband, surgeon Tom Wakefield, will not be returning for another season.
A TNT statement, reported by Reuters, said that the network "truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in HawthoRNe. 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."
PRnewswire reported that the second season of the show had an average viewership of 3.7 million and ranked among the cable industry's top-scripted series among women. The last episode aired on August 16.