Kyra Sedwick and Jada Pinkett Smith
TNT is heating up this summer, rolling out two brand-new dramas alongside new seasons of your favorites.
Jada Pinkett Smith's nursing drama, HawthoRNe will debut Tuesday, June 16 at 9 pm/ET, according to Variety. The show, which also stars Michael Vartan, follows Smith as tough but caring nurse manager at a North Carolina hospital. HawthoRNe will be followed by the returning Saving Grace, which will air its third season on Tuesdays at 10 pm all summer.
On Monday, June 8, Kyra Sedgwick's The Closer returns at 9 pm. It will be followed by
After his role on ABC's short-lived Big Shots, Alias star Michael Vartan is giving the small screen another go.
Vartan has been cast as Jada Pinkett Smith's costar in TNT's medical drama, Time Heals, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The series, set to debut later this year, centers on Pinkett Smith's Christina Hawthorne, a strong but caring nursing director at a North Carolina hospital. Vartan will play ...
Jada Pinkett Smith, Dylan McDermott
TNT has given the greenlight to two new original series.
The network announced their new babies Thursday: A character-driven medical drama Time Heals, starring Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Trilogy), and the fast-paced, undercover police drama The Line, starring Dylan McDermott (The Practice).
"Our new series are consistent with our belief that audiences are drawn to relatable, complex characters showcased in exciting, emotional settings and storylines," said Michael Wright, executive vice president of TNT, TBS and TCM.
"These new series also reflect our belief that great television comes from great talent. The talent at work on these shows is among the best in the business at delivering quality entertainment," said Wright...
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Jada Pinkett Smith is coming back to television. Pinkett Smith has signed on to play the lead in TNT's new drama pilot, Time Heals. She will play Nancy Hawthorne, a unsung hero and single mom who works as the nursing director at Charlotte Mercy Hospital in North Carolina. The pilot was created John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Providence), who will also serve as executive producer. Pinkett Smith and Jamie Tarses (My Boys) will also be exec producers. TNT isn't straying far from its thus-far successful formula. Like current hits The Closer and Saving Grace, this new show focuses on a strong female lead played by an A-list actress. Pinkett Smith turned in two years of work on A Different World before moving on to the greener pastures of feature films like the Matrix trilogy and the recently released The Women. Adam Bryant
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Although a recent article in Radar magazine suggests that Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett have been recruited into the Church of Scientology, the I Am Legend star is adamantly denying the claim.Smith says that being a close pal of Scientology poster child Tom Cruise doesn't require him to subscribe to the same religious beliefs. "You don't have to be Jewish to be a friend of Steven Spielberg. You don't have to be a Muslim to be a friend of Muhammad Ali. And you don't have to be a Scientologist to be a friend of Tom Cruise," Smith told the New York Daily News. "I am a Christian. I am a student of all religions. And I respect all people and all paths."Model/designer Kimora Lee Simmons was also named as a recruit, but her rep has also denied any involvement with the church. Do you feel celebs are now trying to distance themselves from Scientology? Adam Bryant
Paul Verhoeven will direct Pierce Brosnan but sadly not Rene Russo in a sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair remake. Me, I'm boycotting unless Famke Janssen gets the female lead.... Jada Pinkett Smith will make her directorial debut with The Human Contract, a rom-com whose description makes it sound an awful lot like the old Melanie Griffith/Jeff Daniels movie Something Wild.... Juno director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are reteaming for Jennifer's Body, a horror comedy about a man-eating cheerleader.... Ridley Scott has signed on to helm Stones, a Stonehenge spookfest. Ben Katner
Tons of kids wearing black and metal horns high. It's the VH1 Rock Honors baby, yeah! Right now, my iPod is filled with nothing but '80s music and metal. So naturally, the second annual Rock Honors was highly anticipated in the Steed household. Over the past week, I've closed my eyes to not read any reviews of the show by critics who've never gotten near a ZZ Top album. So what you read below is my opinion only. Hell, yeah!!! That phrase could describe many points during the night, so let's run it down from the beginning. I hate Nickelback! I think they are the absolute bottom of the barrel, the point at which all bad music is judged. The Mendoza Line of the music world. Naturally then, you can probably understand that when they opened this broadcast my horns slithered away. But and Lord, forgive me for saying this, but I promise this will be the only time Nickelback actually rocked. D'oh. Making that statement almost makes me vomit, but it's true. Their performance of...
"People think Tom and the Church of Scientology got something on Katie? They don't. Kate is running her own show." So friend-of-TomKat Jada Pinkett Smith tells People. Speaking about tabloid headlines that proclaim that Katie a "prisoner" in her own home, Smith counters that the Dawson's Creek alum "ain't no little wimpy kitty cat," but rather a "tigress." "She's tied up in the basement and [Tom] throws steaks to her at night, and she gets to see [daughter] Suri only on Sundays? It's ridiculous," Smith scoffs. Right, because isn't Kate a vegan?
Yes, that was my shout of glee that woke up the neighbors Sunday night when Chandra Wilson was named outstanding female actor in a drama series for Greys Anatomy. At long last, Miranda Bailey has been given her due, and the wonderful Ms. Wilson rose to the occasion with a rapturous acceptance speech, acknowledging how unlikely it would be for someone with her skin, her nose, her height, her weight, to be accepted in this industry. (I think I also yelped in delight when the entire Greys cast took the stage for its well-deserved ensemble acting award.)This on the same night that Ugly Bettys America Ferrera also took home an Actor trophy. Another unconventional, but absolutely right, choice.I tend to enjoy the crisp, fast-moving SAG Awards telecastaside from those pretentious opening monologues in which the likes of Marg Helgenberger (revealing an astounding lot of cleavage, right up there with Marcia Gay Harden), Jada Pinkett Smith and Freddie Rodriguez remind ...
Joan & Melissa LIVE at the Academy Awards5:30: I'm so glad my colleagues over at the channel have decided to go blue for the red carpet. Setting the tone for the evening, Joan Rivers begins with a slightly disturbing scene in which she spreads 'em for Matt Dillon in Crash and groans a lot. And she warns us that there are many more such scenes from the nominated movies to come. Next she gives a nod to Isaac Mizrahi's infamously presumptuous Golden Globes coverage at rival E!. "I would never be so presumptuous!" she declares while she pokes Lisa Rinna in the boob. Instead of groping her interviewees, she'll be using cards to indicate whether they are wearing underwear and/or have real breasts. This'll be interesting.
5:33: Joan gives her own thank-you speech tailor-made to offend her entire crew: "We are color-blind here at TV Guide. Right, black person?" Then she fills the time