September 02, 2011 9:24am PT by Jethro Nededog
TNT Cancels Its Medical Drama, 'HawthoRNe'
TNT is calling Season 4 of its medical drama starring Jada Pinkett Smith, HawthoRNe, dead on arrival. The network announced on Friday that it will not be going forward on a new season.
“TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of HawthoRNe,” the network says in a statement.
“TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in HawthoRNe,” the network continues. “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’ ratings numbers have been down for Season 3 from the previous year averaging about 3.3 million viewers an episode. It aired its season, and now series, finale on August. 16.
Smith posted the news first on her WhoSay page, saying "Hey everyone...if you don't know Hawthorne will not be returning for another season."
"I want to say thank you to all the fans for being Hawthorne soldiers," she writes. "All our facebook fans...twitter soldiers and viewers...you held us down. Of course you know there is more to come...believe it!"
The series also stars Michael Vartan, Vanessa Lengies, Adam Rayner, Hannah Hodson, Marc Anthony, and Suleka Mathew.
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