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'HawthoRNe' with Jada Pinkett Smith and Marc Anthony is canceled

September 2, 2011 |  9:59 am

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"HawthoRNe," the TNT drama starring Jada Pinkett Smith as the chief nursing officer of a Richmond, Va., hospital, has been canceled.

Despite the appeal of Smith, who is married to Will Smith, and the addition of singer Marc Anthony to the cast as a romantic interest for Smith's character,  the series never drew a large audience.

"TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of 'HawthoRNe,' " said a statement from the network. "TNT 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."

The cancellation of the show, which also featured Michael Vartan, comes as recent rumors regarding marital woes with the Smiths and an alleged affair between Smith and co-star Marc Anthony have circulated the tabloids. Smith and Anthony, who is divorcing singer Jennifer Lopez, have both denied that they ever had a romantic relationship.

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-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Michael Vartan and Jada Pinkett Smith of "HawthoRNe." Credit: Karen Neal

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