It's ironic that HawthoRNe's third season opens with a scene of bliss because almost everything that follows is heartache.
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The new season (premiering Tuesday, 10/9c, TNT) begins with a pregnant Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) preparing to marry boyfriend and baby-daddy Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan). But the rest of the season-opener is no honeymoon: Christina is brutally attacked in the hospital ...
This week TV made us feel things. Trauma panicked us with a disgruntled employee shooting at his co-workers. Modern Family made us squirm and laugh with an off-color wedding toast. The contestants of The Amazing Race made us feel smart. And the idea of a little boy in a balloon crashing to his death made us all hold our breath and pray for his safety... and then puke. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Funny Feelings Edition.
While lots of shows focus on medical emergencies inside the ER, NBC's Trauma is centered on the scene of the accident, star Derek Luke says. TVGuide.com caught up with Luke about how intense filming has been and why he chose this project as his transition from film to television.
TVGuide.com: What drew you to Trauma?
Derek Luke: I happened to work with one of the producers before, Pete Berg, [who] directed me in Friday Night Lights. I thought who best to understand me coming from film and...we had the same goals to inspire. I never felt like I was leaving film to come to TV. I always felt that because the stakes were so high...
Derek Luke, a breakout young film star as Antwone Fisher, has sewn up a starring role in Trauma, an NBC pilot about a team of EMTs.
Also signing on for the procedural is Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights). Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Cliff Curtis ...
Lest any aspect of this film not be leaked out before it's anywhere close to the Cineplex, Page Six reports that Sex and the City: The Movie today is lensing (Spoiler alert) Carrie and Big's wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral.... Rome's James Purefoy has been cast as 16th-century Puritan swordsman Solomon Kane in a pic of the same name.... British scribe Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) is taking a first crack at Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's Tintin trilogy.... William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines are bickering parents of a nerdy high school senior in Bart Got a Room.... Per Variety, Derek Luke has replaced Wesley Snipes (whose tax-fraud problems make it hard to travel) in Spike Lee's WWII drama, Miracle at St. Anna, lensing in Italy.