TNT cancels 'Hawthorne' after three seasons

hawthorne-canceled.jpgTNT has pulled the plug on its medical drama "Hawthorne" after three seasons.

The show, which starred Jada Pinkett Smith as the chief nursing officer at a Richmond, Va., hospital, took a sizable ratings hit this season. Its same-day ratings hovered in the 2.5 million-viewer range, and even with DVR use bumping the show up to 3 million-plus viewers per episode, it still is on the low end of TNT's original series.

"TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of 'Hawthorne,'" the cable channel says in a statement. "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 show is the second TNT has canceled this year. "Men of a Certain Age" got the ax earlier this summer. The channel has yet to make a decision on "Memphis Beat."
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