TNT Renews ‘HawthoRNe’

Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical drama will be back in 2011 with 10 new episodes

TNT picked up a third season of Jada Pinkett Smith's medical drama "HawthoRNe," ordering 10 additional episodes of the series that are slated to air in 2011. 

"HawthoRNe" stars Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, the chief nurse at a struggling hospital. "Alias" alum Michael Vartan co-stars in the show that debuted in July 2009 and wrapped up Aug. 24 after averaging 3.7 million viewers.

Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies announced "HawthoRNe's" renewal Wednesday morning.

“This series has performed extremely well among our key demos and proven itself to be a great summer series. We are very excited to continue working with Jada and 'HawthoRNe's' outstanding production team and cast,” Wright said. 

"HawthoRNe" was created by John Masius. It is executive produced by Pinkett Smith, Glen Mazzara and former ABC entertainment president Jamie Tarses for Sony Pictures Television, Overbrook Productions and Tarses' FanFare Productions.