Grammy Winner Marc Anthony Joins Cast of ‘HawthoRNe’

by | March 7, 2011 at 1:27 PM | TV News

Who’s watching the kids? Jennifer Lopez has a full-time job as judge on “American Idol.” And now her husband, Marc Anthony, has joined the cast of TNT’s ‘HawthoRNe,” the drama series starring and executive-produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. Presumably they figured out the child care issues before Anthony agreed to reprise the newly expanded role of Police Detective Nick Renata, the character he introduced as a guest star in two episodes last season. “HawthoRNe” is scheduled to return for its third season this June. Set your DVR to record the series here.

For those not up-to-date on the drama, here’s the refresher: Anthony joins “HawthoRNe” as a series regular just as Pinkett Smith’s Christina Hawthorne, Chief Nursing Officer of James River Hospital, struggles with news that she is pregnant. The two developed a strong bond last season while Renata investigated a pair of criminal cases involving the hospital. But Christina, whose on-again, off-again romance with Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan) has been a mess of mixed signals and bad timing, told Nick she was not ready to jump into a new relationship.

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