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Hello, Nurse!: Putting Hawthorne on the (Round)Table

Hosted by Special Correspondent Arturo R. García

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The premiere of Hawthorne wasted no time defining Jada Pinkett Smith’s title character: emotionally conflicted over her husband’s death and a classic, though caring, workaholic, fighting authority – not to mention the local authorities – in the name of her job and her corps of nurses.

What makes the show more notable isn’t just Jada’s star turn; it’s the fact she’s joining Holly Hunter and Kyra Sedgwick as star/executive producers of their TNT vehicles. The idea is, the network gets the star power, and in Pinkett-Smith’s case, as she told USA Today, she gets “a lab where [she]I could learn about story structure.”

Ahh, but how did the first story play out, with its’ suicidal patients, homeless miracle babies, patient sexin’, rebellious daughter and posthumous interracial(?) romance? Before tonight’s episode, let’s consult some friends. ROUNDTABLE, ASSEMBLE!

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