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Good news/bad news: HawthoRNe canceled

There’s good news and there’s bad news. In a special edition of good news/bad news this week, we present one news item that can be viewed as good or bad, depending on your stance on the issue.

Good or Bad? You decide:

Last week, TNT announced that it would not bring back the medical drama HawthoRNe for a fourth season, the latest in a slew of medical show cancellations including Mercy, Trauma and Miami Medical. Starring Jada Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, the show produced declining ratings throughout its third season.

Depending on your thoughts on the show, the news of cancellation may be celebrated or lamented. Regardless, it seems to continue the trend of nursing shows that can’t make it on primetime television. We ask you: why can’t inspiring nursing shows survive?





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5 Responses to Good news/bad news: HawthoRNe canceled

  1. Ani Burr Scrubs Blogger

    I have to say, I’ve only seen a few episodes of this show from the first season, but there’s a reason for that. Even though I was only a first year nursing student, I could pick up every medical error and unrealistic scenario (there was one nurse covering the OR, ED, and NICU, all in one episode). I’ve watched other medical shows and while there are some errors, nothing compared to this. I was excited to see some nurses on TV, but didn’t think it was a decent portrayal of the career I had chosen.

    • okscrapper LPN

      Yes, I agree. It was unrealistic as well as over acted. We are incredible, but even super heros have limits, lol

  2. NurseTessa

    Nurse shows don’t survive because they’re never realistic. As any nurse can tell you, you don’t need to dramatize our jobs, our drama is real.

  3. tired_cna CNA

    I loved the show and will miss it.

  4. GeorgeMICN RN

    As an EMS veteran for 20+ years on both the ALS & BLS levels as well as being a nurse for 12+ years, I can say with confidence that Trauma’s absence is a welcome mercy killing. The show was detestable excrement. If we developed a drinking game every time someone on that show did something grossly wrong in protocol, scene or personal safety, or just plain crap that doesn’t occur in real life, everyone would be in the hospital with major alcohol poisoning. I can’t say much for Hawthorne, Mercy, or Miami Medical, since the shows either never caught my interest or never heard of them (the latter two).