Jada Pinkett’s Show Axed
Jada Pinkett Smith will no longer be needing her hospital scrubs – her medical drama Hawthorne has been axed after three seasons.
The Matrix Reloaded actress returned to the small screen for the first time in 18 years for the show, which premiered on US television in 2009, but TV executives announced on Friday (2 September) that they will not be renewing the contract for another series.
In a statement, a network representative says, “TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of Hawthorne. 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."
The finale of the third series, which also starred Michael Vartan and Marc Anthony, aired in America last month. “I want to say thank you to all the fans
for being Hawthorne soldiers. All our facebook fans, twitter soldiers and
viewers, you held us down," spilled Jada.
The cancellation news comes just weeks after tabloid reports falsely suggested Jada had had an affair with Marc, prompting his split from wife Jennifer Lopez.
The salsa singer has vehemently denied the claims, branding them “laughable”, while Jada and her husband, Will Smith, have also been forced to defend their 14-year marriage amid separation rumours.