TNT has decided to put “HawthoRNe” down after three seasons. The nurse drama starring Jada Pinkett Smith saw a sizable drop in viewership this past summer.
The show averaged about 2.4 million viewers compared to about 3.2 million a year earlier.
It was TNT’s second lowest rated show of the summer, behind only “Men of a Certain Age,” which was also canceled. And critics never much liked the show.
TNT’s “Memphis Beat,” which averaged about three million viewers this season, is still up for grabs for renewal. Deadline.com, citing no particular sources, said it has a 50/50 shot at renewal.
Other summer TNT shows, including “Leverage,” “Falling Skies” and “Rizzoli & Isles,” have already been given another season.
Here’s TNT’s statement:
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. We wish everyone involved with HawthoRNe nothing but the best.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog