After three seasons on the air, TNT has decided to cancel Jada Pinket Smith’s hospital drama, HawthoRNe.
Rumors recently surrounded the production after the alleged break up between Will and Jada Pinket Smith, the series’ producer, was supposedly fueled by an affair with Smith’s costar Mark Anthony. Although both parties denied the affair, a cloud still surrounded the show, which was already on the bubble to be canceled.
In a statement released earlier, TNT said it was proud of the show, but wouldn’t be renewing it for a forth season.
“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.”
With HawthoRNe now off the air, the number of scripted shows featuring Black women has dwindled yet again.