There's no time for a break if you're Jada Pinkett Smith. She's the star and an executive producer of one of this summer's hottest love triangles in TNT's drama, HawthoRNe, which is set to prremiere its third season on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 pm.
Pinkett Smith is also in the middle of filming the third installment of the popular animated film series, Madagascar. She lends her voice, yet again, to Gloria the Hippo. Madagascar 3 is due out in 2012.
Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne, the tough and tireless Chief Nursing Officer whose personal life often seems as chaotic as a packed emergency room. Pinkett Smith is joined by Michael Vartan as surgeon Dr. Tom Wakefield, the father of her unborn baby, and new cast member Marc Anthony as Detective Nick Renata, who carries a flame for Christina. Together they form television's hottest new love triangle.
Last year was particularly tough for Christina. Her on-again and off-again relationship with Tom hit rocky times after a serious car accident left him with injuries that threatened to end his surgical career. Although they spent a night of passion together, Christina struggled to figure out if she was ready to commit to a full relationship. That sent Tom into the arms of another woman and fellow doctor, while Christina considered other romantic possibilities, including Det. Nick Renata.
The season finale pushed everyone to the breaking point as a massive explosion at the hospital left one of Christina's nurses severely injured and forced the evacuation of the entire facility. In the midst of the crisis, Christina revealed to Tom the shocking news that she is pregnant.
Meanwhile, ER nurse Bobbie Jackson (Suleka Mathew Men in Trees) one of Christina's best friends, started dating new arrival Dr. Steve Shaw (Adam Rayner Mistresses), who left his home in England to escape his father's criminal reputation. Nurse Kelly Epson (Vanessa Lengies American Dreams) found her footing after Christina assigned her to head up the pediatric nursing staff. And Camille (Hannah Hodson TNT's The Ron Clark Story) struck up a relationship with an ER clerk, but things weren't always as smooth as she expected.
As HAWTHORNE's powerful third season opens, the very pregnant Christina prepares to walk down the aisle with Tom. But their joy will be interrupted by a series of unfortunate incidents that will challenge Christina both physically and emotionally. At the same time, Nick re-enters and complicates Christina's life when he is called in to investigate a brutal attack in the hospital parking deck. Meanwhile, Tom takes on a new protégé (guest star Derek Luke Antwone Fisher) who catches Camille's eye.