After weeks of rumors, TNT today made it official: the Jada Pinkett Smith-starring medical drama Hawthorne is being canceled after 3 seasons. Also on the bubble with a 50/50 chance of return is the network’s sophomore Memphis Beat. Of the 2, Memphis Beat has been the stronger performer, ending its second season a couple of weeks ago with 4.9 million viewers for the finale. Hawthorne‘s Season 3 closer posted 3.6 million viewers. Hawthorne is the second TNT series to get the axe this summer following the cancellation of Men of a Certain Age. Here is the network’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.
Pinkett Smith also addressed the cancellation online. “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,” she wrote. “Of course you know there is more to come…believe it!”